Damnation Spring [Pdf Read]
This is the story of a late 70s California logging #Community Told Through The Eyes Of Rich His Wife Colleen #told through the eyes of Rich his wife Colleen their 5 ear old son Chubb Most of the men in the community have never known any employment except 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 environmental 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 Review TK Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange 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 engrossing story of a logging community in the late 1970s The beginning was a bit difficult to get through but since my mother
read the and highly recommended it I pressed on and was richly rewarded with complex characters chilling suspense simmering conflict and so much The details surrounding th. An 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 oung son near Damnation Grove a swath of ancient redwoods on which Rich’s employer 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. E logging process and euipment were somewhat lost on me and et I still felt as if I could see the woods and feel the immensity of the trees Even BETTER THAN THE RICH SETTING WAS than the rich setting was 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 et tender love #that also existed within them I felt invested in their lives as if these were real living people This is #also existed within them I felt invested in their lives as if these were real living people This is book that will have ou staying up into the wee hours of the morning and upon waking after too little sleep ou ll still be thinking about it This book just felt so real Rich and Colleen were these incredibly relatable and 100% human characters that I connected with easily If the characters weren t enough the writing in and of itself was superb incredibly well written I truly felt I was stepping into another life each 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 entire 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 I am a very well Read Librarian And I librarian and I going to say that Damnati. 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 eyes For decades the herbicides the logging company uses were considered harmless But Colleen is no longer so ,had read the
On Spring may be the best book I have ever 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 end I felt fully immersed in the issues the characters the setting and the descriptions The writing is beautiful and the story is one that ou ll never forget I loved every character and felt their pain Kudos to Davidson for a magical thought provoking gripping first novel Author where d The Same and Not the Same you get those sweet writing skillsThankou to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book Well this novel wrecked me I couldn t even tell ou 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 END OF IT COLLEEN ANDmess over the end of it Colleen and are two of the most heartbreakingly real characters I ve read in a long time and following them through their troubles in the 70s with the logging companies the preservation hippies the hopes and stresses 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 my #head FIVE stars for sure This is a phenomenal novel You feel like ou actually know the characters #FIVE stars for sure This is a phenomenal novel You feel like Cinnamon and Elephants: Sri Lanka and the Netherlands from 1600 (Rijksmuseum country series) you actually know the characters taking them intoour hearts although having never lived a life like theirs Valkea kuin lumi you feel as ifou are there in the old growth redwoods with them. 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 of environmental degradation makes Damnation Spring an essential novel for our tim. .