The new issue of Contrary Magazine is online with my review of Susanna Daniel‘s first novel, Stiltsville. Here’s the first paragraph of the review:
A stilt house off the shore of Miami is a wondrous and fragile thing, built against all odds of survival. As is a marriage. Although we know that nothing lasts forever, still we hope that some things will. Stiltsville, the debut novel by Susanna Daniel, is straightforward and unsurprising, and each day that I was reading it, I could not wait to return to it.
There was nothing there but sea and sky, but then a few matchbox shapes formed on the hazy horizon. They grew larger and I saw that they were houses, propped above the water on pilings.
I picked up a copy of Stiltsville this past weekend. It’s in my huge TBR pile of books. Looks like I’ll have to move it up to the top. Thanks, Cynthia.
It’s such a lovely read. And a beautiful book.
Gosh, I hope my marriage has firmer foundations!