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Hillwalking Paperback – February 4, 2012
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"Ridnouer's debut novel relates the gentle spiritual journey undertaken by three American women living in Dublin. At heart this novel is a spiritual quest, with portents, metaphor and prodigious symbolism. A story as observant and thoughtful as the lives of Irish monks; rewarding for contemplative readers." -Kirkus Reviews
"Hillwalking is well written, emotionally involving, gently educational, spiritually accurate, and please excuse me but I feel like going for a walk now. Five stars." -Self-Publishing Review
About the Author
Katy Ridnouer was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and lived there for eighteen brief months. She returned to her birth state after ten moves with her military family and marriage to her high school sweetheart. In 2007, she and her family moved to Ireland. Although her husband's ancestors were from Ireland, it was she who fell under the spell of the Irish life. Katy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Education degree at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is the author of two books for teachers: Managing Your Classroom with Heart and Everyday Engagement. Katy wrote Hillwalking for all of us finding our way; it is her first novel. She currently teaches Developmental English at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoys creating a life there with her husband and three boys.
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Top Customer Reviews
What could be better: There are enough grammatical errors to warrant another pair of eyes taking a look at the book. Ms. Ridenour is a good writer, so I think these are just errors that she missed as she made revisions, the kind of errors that someone else would catch, but the author would miss. I also had trouble visualizing some of the architectural detail of the churches at Glendalough, where much of the story takes place. The author is probably very familiar with Glendalough and didn't realize that she was not giving a reader who has never been there enough information to "see" what her characters were seeing. Although I like the book, these are things that occasionally sent me back to reread sentences to parse through the grammatical errors, to reread descriptive paragraphs to see if I could better understand what she was describing. The book loses one star because of these problems. It gains one star over these problems because the characters and their situations are so interesting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a wonderful book. This book was so enjoyable. All of the characters were so interesting and fun to read about. I really enjoyed the ending in this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Linda K. Kruse
Hillwalking had the same pace of unfolding as the sensation one gets when walking through a landscape and making small discoveries along the way about what you see,hear, and smell. Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by Ruth Ava
Hillwalking was just a beautiful book in so many ways - the characters, the descriptions, the story! Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by J. Reeve
Amazing that this is a first novel! I found the characters both original and believable, and the setting completely transported me. This book made me want to: 1. Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by lisa in charlotte