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Houses: a novel by [Cynthia Rogers Parks]
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A delicious read!
     One of the triumphs of this novel is the manner in which Parks depicts time and place, as she cleverly intertwines the many events that have preoccupied the media over the past fifty years- assassinations, riots, scandals, civil rights protests, women's rights movements, and a host of other events that, as the back cover of the book most aptly sums up,  "the turbulent 60s through the psychedelic 70s, the materialistic 80s and the booms and busts of the end of the last century." And she has marvelously accomplished this feat,while avoiding the trap of overwhelming us with a great deal of back story and grounding narration. Yet, Houses still manages to reveal more about a half a century and the ways in which people inhabited it than the flood of tomes devoted to it.
     Parks is a extraordinary writer who has a talent for picking out tiny, telling details that make an entire scene or event come alive. In addition, her fine ear for dialogue effortlessly infuses mild, wry humor throughout the novel.  -Bookpleasures

About the Author

Cynthia Rogers Parks received a Ph.D., from the creative writing program at Georgia State University where she taught literature, composition, and business writing for fourteen years. Her short stories have been published in a variety of university and regional literary magazines and she has been a Redbook magazine fiction finalist. Recently HOUSES won the A Woman's Write Good Read fiction competition. Parks currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia where she is completing work on The Nesting Dolls, a historical saga that follows four generations of mothers who lose their daughters to war, death, and social upheaval. For more information, and to contact the author, visit her website at housesthenovel.com

Product details

  • File Size: 679 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Leigh Walker Books (May 11, 2010)
  • Publication Date: May 11, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003PDN6H8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,262 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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