A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.
About the book:
A beautiful heirloom ingrained with family memory has become a totem of a life Saffee would rather forget---a childhood disrupted by her mother's mental illness.
After a childhood spent watching her mother slide steadily into insanity, painting and re-painting the ancient table, Saffee has come to fear that seeds of psychosis may lie dormant within her. But as an adult with a family of her own, Saffee must confront her mother's torment if she wants to defend herself against it.
Traversing four generations over the course of a century, The Painted Table is an epic portrait of inherited memory, proclivity, and guilt. It is a sprawling narrative affirmation that a family artifact---like a family member---can bear the marks of one's entire past . . . as well as intimations of one's redemption.
About the author:
Suzanne Field, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, has taught English as a Second Language in China, Ukraine, and Hawaii. She has also been a magazine editor and home-school teacher. She and her husband have five children and divide their time between Kansas and Hawaii where she is a tutor and mentor.
Learn more about Suzanne at: https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneFieldThePaintedTable
My OpinionThis book is definitely a different genre and mood than what I usually enjoy but it definitely was captivating once I got into the middle of the book. It was a little slow and a little confusing at first but it definitely made an impression on me.
The book was really interesting being based around a dining room table that was passed down through generations of a family and became a source of pain, memories and history that I don't think the original builders hadn't imagined or intended!
Suzanne Field wrote with vividness and pain that I could feel with every chapter but I loved the end of the story where Saffee confronts her fear and pain and embraces the table for all it was meant to be!
Buy It: You can purchase The Painted Table for $12.03 from Amazon.com.
Suzanne Field is celebrating her novel, The Painted Table, with a beautiful hand-painted table giveaway!
One winner will receive:
- A beautiful hand-painted table (see it here: http://etsy.me/15L90cD)
- The Painted Table by Suzanne Field
Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by check the TNZ Facebook Page on the 20th to see if you won.
* Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*