[Pdf/E–pub] Damnation Spring BY Ash Davidson
Resses of growing a familyman This one really hit me I will say that the logging business and the technicalities of who owns the tress
vs who owns the land vs the structure of logging outfits was confusing and over head FIVE stars who owns the vs the structure of logging outfits was confusing and over my head FIVE stars sure This is the story of a late 70s California logging community told through the yes of Rich his wife Colleen and their 5 year old son Chubb Most of the men in the community have never known any Cabaret: A Roman Riddle employmentxcept logging primarily redwood logging The logging company has changed hands and developed some uestionable tactics including some new aerial spraying Colleen is an unofficial mid wife and the number of miscarriages and birth defects in the community seems to be rising Colleen herself has suffered a number of miscarriages though she desperately wants another child The loggers want to keep logging the government wants to develop park land nvironmental groups want the herbiscide spraying to stop and all the parties involved have their secret motivations The conflict invades Rich and Colleen s little family as well as the larger community It took me a few chapters but I did begin to care about the characters and the outcome of the conflict Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC in xchange for my honest reviewThis is what I would call a triumphant debut I almost feel sorry for Ash Davidson because she has set the bar sky high for herself with this gorgeous ngrossing story of a logging community in the late 1970s The beginning was. Is a logger’s dream It’s dangerous work Rich has already lived decades longer than his father killed on the job Rich wants better for his son Chub so when the opportunity arises to buy 24 7 Ridge costing them all the savings they’ve suirreled away for their growing family he grabs it unbeknownst to Colleen Because the reality is their family isn’t growing; Colleen has lost several pregnancies And she isn’t alone As a midwife Colleen has seen it with her own yes For decades the herbicides the logging company uses were considered harmless But Colleen is no longer so This is a phenomenal novel You feel like you actually know characters personally taking them into your hearts although having never a life like theirs you feel as if you are there in the old growth redwoods with them Review TK This book just felt so real Rich and Colleen were these incredibly relatable and 100% human characters that I connected with All Roads Lead Home easily If the characters weren tnough the writing in and of itself was superb incredibly well written I truly felt I was stepping into another life ach time I read So thrilled that Ash Davidson gets to represent Flagstaff I will say that at times it felt hard to keep track of the different characters but the story line was so well crafted I got over it I felt like throughout the ntire book I was waiting with bated breath There was major foreshadowing that kept me wondering what was going to happen I think there were a few things ie the story with Daniel and the water that could have been wrapped up a bit but nonetheless it was great Well this novel wrecked me I couldn t ven tell you why I picked this from the long ueue on my kindle Maybe the title When I saw how long it was I thought I d just give it a chapter or two and see And now only two days later I m a sniffly mess over the nd of it Colleen and Rich are two of the most heartbreakingly Real Characters I Ve characters I ve in a long time and following them through their troubles in the 70s with the logging companies the preservation hippies the hopes and st. An The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis epic immersive debut Damnation Spring is the deeply human story of a Pacific Northwest logging town wrenched in two by a mystery that threatens to derail its way of life For generations Rich Gundersen’s family has chopped a livelihood out of the redwood forest along California’s rugged coast Now Rich and his wife Colleen are raising their own young son near Damnation Grove a swath of ancient redwoods on which Rich’smployer Sanderson Timber Co plans to make a killing In 1977 with most of the forest cleared or protected a grove like Damnation and beyond it 24 7 Ridge. .
Free read Damnation Spring.
A bit difficult to get
through but sinceand highly recommended I pressed but since my mother had read the book and highly recommended it I pressed and was richly rewarded with complex characters chilling suspense simmering conflict and so much The details surrounding the logging process and uipment were somewhat lost on me and yet I still felt as if I could see the woods and feel the immensity of the trees Even better than the rich setting was the character development and the ways in which Davidson showed the toughness of the community and the challenges of the loggers lives In doing so she made connections between their resilience and the fierce yet tender love that also xisted within them I felt invested in their lives as if these were real living people This is a book that will have you staying up into the wee hours of the morning and upon waking after too little sleep you ll still be thinking about it I am a very well read librarian and I m going to say that Damnation Spring may be the best book I have ver read I couldn t put it down and then I had to stop and take a break before I finished it because I did not want it to nd I felt fully immersed in the issues the characters the setting and the descriptions The writing is beautiful and the story is one that you ll never forget I loved Just Cause every character and felt their pain Kudos to Davidson for a magical thought provoking gripping first novel Author where d you get those sweet writing skillsThank you to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book. Ure What if these miscarriages aren’t isolated strokes of bad luck As mudslides take out clear cut hillsides and salmon vanish from creeks her search for answers threatens to unravel not just Rich’s plans for the 24 7 but their marriage too dividing a town that lives and dies on timber along the way Told from the perspectives of Rich Colleen and Chub in prose as clear as a spring fed creek this intimate compassionate portrait of a community clinging to a vanishing way of life amid the perils ofnvironmental degradation makes Damnation Spring an ssential novel for our tim.My Mother Had Read Themother had read the And Highly Recommended