Monday, July 16, 2012

Cosette's Tribe


Friend of the blog and Flash Fiction Fridays contributor Leah Griffith's novel, Cosette's Tribe, is out, and it is wonderful. Cosette takes on a life filled with misfortune and dark secrets with such fortitude, it is impossible not to love her.

Here is a brief description.

Inspired by a photograph of a happy tribe of Indians, young Cosette decides to start a tribe of her own by playing matchmaker for her divorced mother in hopes of finding a replacement for her absent father. Unaware of the repercussions her meddling will bring, Cosette triggers a series of dark events, which isolate her from her family, forcing her to deal with the life-shattering consequences of her actions on her own. With an unshakable sense of hope and humor, Cosette navigates through the hippie culture of the mid-1960s, facing off with life and death, while stumbling upon things both terrifying and beautiful.





In his review, Garrison Somers, editor of The Blotter said, "It’s a lot of fun to find a book that pulls you in like a sneaky friend does when you stand a tad too close to the edge of the swimming pool. Leah Griffith writes like the words are just up there on a shelf, all flour and sugar and shortening. I gotta warn you though; Cosette’s Tribe made me mad, and it also made me cry. I’m proud that The Blotter Magazine was able to award the 2011 Laine Cunningham Novel Award for such a book."


Cosette's Tribe is available at amazon.com and BN.com.

For more information about Leah, please visit her website and her blog, Eating Life Raw.

8 comments:

Leah Griffith said...

What a pleasant surprise to wake up in the morning to a lovely review of Cosette's Tribe. Thank you Karen for sharing your thoughts on my novel. I have a new and improved respect for indie authors attempting to market their own material. Nothing speaks louder than when a reader/fellow writer enjoys your work.

Your support has been like a friend standing nearby. Thanks again Karen.

Kelly Hashway said...

I love books that can make you feel so much.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

It is my pleasure, Leah. Good work must be shared.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Kelly, it really is an amazing novel that submerges you head-first into Cosette's world.

angel011 said...

Sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

You are very welcome, angel011.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

I hadn't heard of this one yet. Thanks for the review.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

You are welcome, Ruth. Thanks for stopping by.