This Glittering World

This Glittering World

Book - 2011
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T. Greenwood, acclaimed author of Two Rivers and The Hungry Season, crafts a moving, lyrical story of loss, atonement, and promises kept.

One November morning, Ben Bailey walks out of his Flagstaff, Arizona, home to retrieve the paper. Instead, he finds Ricky Begay, a young Navajo man, beaten and dying in the newly fallen snow.

Unable to forget the incident, especially once he meets Ricky's sister, Shadi, Ben begins to question everything, from his job as a part-time history professor to his fiancée, Sara. When Ben first met Sara, he was mesmerized by her optimism and easy confidence. These days, their relationship only reinforces a loneliness that stretches back to his fractured childhood.

Ben decides to discover the truth about Ricky's death, both for Shadi's sake and in hopes of filling in the cracks in his own life. Yet the answers leave him torn--between responsibility and happiness, between his once-certain future and the choices that could liberate him from a delicate web of lies he has spun.
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780758250919
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 10, 2012

I did like this book, but did not like the male character. He wanted to find out who had caused this young mans death but when he met the young mans sister he became totally obsessed with her. He was already in a committed relationship and was engaged. He wanted out of the relationship and the woman held on. She was sort of controlling, and had a way of ignoring the obvious, the fact the guy did not love her anymore. She was not a very admirable character. All said and done, they deserved each other.

debwalker Jan 26, 2011

"When Ben Bailey went outside to enjoy the first snowfall and to fetch the paper, he found a dying young man. He had no idea that this would be the catalyst to look into himself to find out who he was and what he really wanted to do with his life. His planned future becomes uncertain as he finds himself more and more enmeshed in helping the beautiful sister of the man prove that this was a homicide and a hate crime. This is a riveting tale of what we owe to the people in our lives, what we owe to ourselves, and the cost of the compromises we make."--Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, Colo.


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