EBOOK / PDF [Ashland Vine]


  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Ashland Vine
  • John Burnside
  • en
  • 10 June 2019
  • 9780224093866

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Read Ashland Vine Free download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç John Burnside John Burnside ç 6 Read & Download It is 1999 Kate Lambert a grieving semi alcoholic film student invites an elderly woman to take part in an oral history documentary The woman Jean Culver declines but makes her a bizarre counter offer if Kate can stay sober for four days she will tell her a story And if she can stay sober beyond that there will be another and then another amounting to the entire history of one family. A dilapidated white clapboard house is almost completely obscured by vines tree branches and hydrangeas but a perky American flag pokes out from the confusion to crown a railing lined with Christmas lights I spotted this one in Blackwell s Oxford and reuested it from the library on the strength of the cover without even taking in the somewhat nebulous description on the jacketEssentially it s about the American story and individual American stories and how these are constructed out of the chaos and violence of the past It s all filtered through a random friendship that forms between a film student and an older woman in what appears to be Illinois The day I meant Jean Culver was also the day I stopped drinking Kate Lambert begins Kate s boyfriend Laurits who directs short films and pretends to be Estonian sends her out to find participants for a oral history documentary project he s vaguely considering She s at the end of Audubon Road when she spots a driveway that s not on the map and finds an elderly woman chopping wood outside her home Jean invites Kate in for tea and promises to tell her all her stories if she can stay sober for the next five daysSo there s a Scheherazade type setup here whereby Jean spins out her storytelling to save not her own life but Kate s She tells of her doomed relationship with Lee her business partner in a plant nursery she traces the subversive family element that passed from her brother a spy to her niece a radical activist and her nephew a Vietnam war deserter both of whom managed to completely disappearAll these stories but to what end I thought at first that this would be one of those novels where nothing really happens but that s not uite true Jane and Kate both have bereavements in their past the title is the site of one such violent loss but they also face present crises I d read one memoir and one collection of poetry by Burnside before and hadn t been hugely impressed but this novel captivated me from the first It struck me as uite profound on the subject of constructing personal and national narratives and the philosophy of acting as if Als Ob via Hans Vaihinger life is meaningful Raising a Thinking Child Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday Conflicts and Get Along with Others uite true Jane and Kate both have bereavements in their past the title is the site of one such violent loss but they also face present crises I d read one memoir and one collection of poetry by Burnside before and hadn t been hugely impressed but this novel captivated me from the first It struck me as From Science to God A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness uite profound on the subject of constructing personal and national narratives and the philosophy of acting as if Als Ob via Hans Vaihinger life is meaningful

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Read Ashland Vine Free download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç John Burnside John Burnside ç 6 Read & Download ’s lifeThough still shattered by the death of her father and by the desultory abuse imposed by Laurits her enigmatic collaborator and erstwhile lover – Kate is soon drawn into a Scheherazade like matrix of tales some painfully final some still unfinished in which Jean gradually offers a heartbreaking account not only of one family but of the American century itself from World War. Some authors are Writers they are able to sweep us off the floor with their knowledge and ability to make us think Some authors are Storytellers they might not blow your mind with their terminology and intelligence but instead make you feel This book is a story about stories and John Burnside is a Master Storyteller The way he is able to connect the characters to each other and make them relatable to us is extraordinary From the first page I was hooked and wanted to know about Kate and Jean Kate a filmstudent has lost her way and is grieving though she is total denial about it Jean has lost about every single person in her life but still remains so kind and open towards others The way Jean exchanges her story with Kate is lovely I love hearing stories about other people especially a story within a story Jean tells her life to Kate and in return Kate gives a unexpectant friendship to Jean These two women build on each other and they are able to give strength to one another even though neither realise it until the end What happened on Ashland and Vine is where our story really begins It brings us a little history of the United States and even though we know the big lines of it a person s perspective is always different There is a line in the book that really resonated with me they are our history and it s important that we remember them as they were and not as the entertainment industry would like us to p 182 I only know the big events through the entertainment industry schooling and documentaries but it is always different when you think about them in terms of human lives I want to spend time in Jean s kitchen and drinking her self made tea and biscuits I want to give Kate a hug I want them to become a part of my little family Luckily as is goes with books they already became family as soon as I started reading Highly recommend

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Read Ashland Vine Free download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç John Burnside John Burnside ç 6 Read & Download II to Vietnam and the Weather UndergroundA profound mysterious deeply moving novel – a meeting of love and grief like water on arid soil – Ashland Vine is the story of an unlikely friendship that transcends time age and the limits of narrative to reveal the unexpected grace that comes of listening to another’s history while telling as carefully as we can what we know of our ow. DNFed around page 150I really enjoyed the beginning of this book Some of the writing is beautiful But there are two things that prevented me from fully investing in this book and have made me want to put it down unfinishedFirstly this book is very dialogue heavy That s not necessarily a bad thing but the dialogue doesn t feel real or believable The unnatural feeling dialogue is only accentuated by how much of it there isThis leads into my second issue This is a novel that takes place in America and has American characters There s nothing wrong with a British person writing a book about Americans However I feel like this should have been read and edited by at least one American before hitting the presses The characters do not sound American They use turns of phrase that I have never heard in conversation or are slightly off from how they would be used in conversation You cannot tell me that these characters were born and raised in the States The inaccuracies again were accentuated by the amount of dialogue in the novel I can see how one unfamiliar with American speech and turns of phase may be able to believe these characters to be American but I cannot They speak so strangely that I spent time being distracted by the unnatural sounding speech than investing in the story I could finish this but I am choosing to not


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    EBOOK / PDF [Ashland Vine] DNFed around page 150I really enjoyed the beginning of this book Some of the writing is beautiful But there are two things that prevented me from fully investing in this book and have made me want to put it down unfinishedFirstly this book is very dialogue heavy That's not necessarily a bad thing but the dialogue

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    EBOOK / PDF [Ashland Vine] John Burnside ç 6 Read & Download Read Ashland Vine I just can't muster up the energy to continue reading this book I can't remember much of what happened up to this halfway point but it doesn't promise enough to keep me going

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    EBOOK / PDF [Ashland Vine] I really enjoyed reading this novel I did not expect that ending but it was great Definately five stars

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