Author: Heather Gudenkauf

Book Review 96: Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf

Book Review 96: Little Lies by Heather Gudenkauf

I’ve read 3 of Heather Gudenkauf‘s four novels. I did enjoy “Little Lies,” a short story and prequel to Little Mercies. Although I enjoy her longer works more as she is the master as weaving multiple story lines and building tension which is harder to do in just 40 pages, I would recommend “Little Lies” for those readers who are unsure about whether Gudenkauf is an author they want to explore. She deals with some tough subjects in every one of her works and “Little Lies” is no exception. It gives readers a quick peek at Gudenkauf’s narrative style and can easily be read in a single sitting. And while “Little Lies” is a prequel to Little Mercies, the “Little Lies” storyline does wrap up and there is no nagging need to continue with Little Mercies which I reviewed in September of last year.   The Quick Review    book review little lies heather gudenkauf   Twitter 10 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on June 15, 2015
Book Review 38: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Book Review 38: Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

I once again had the opportunity to hear Heather Gudenkauf speak at our local Barnes and Noble. It’s always a pleasure to see Heather as she is friendly, warm and honest about her journey as a writer. After her reading and Q & A, I picked up a copy of her latest novel, Little Mercies, which I immediately started reading almost as soon as I got home. I was immediately sucked into Little Mercies and it didn’t let me go until the end. Heather is very talented with her character development. The characters in Little Mercies are real especially Ellen. I am not a mother, but my heart ached and my eyes filled with tears during her most trying moments. I can’t imagine what it would be like for a parent to read this novel. They would probably need to buy stock in tissues just to make it to the last page! My favorite thing about Heather’s books is the way she rolls out the plot. The point of contention comes early. She patiently puts her characters through hell while, every once in a while, shining a flashlight in the darkness to give the characters and the reader hope–a little […]

1 Comment | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on September 22, 2014