|Author:||Charles De Lint,Paul Michael Garcia,Tai Sammons|
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged MP3CD edition (September 1, 2009)|
|Category:||Fantasy and Science Fiction|
|Other formats:||lit lrf mobi rtf|
Published March 17th 2009 by Tor Books. Charles de Lint (Goodreads Author), Tai Sammons (Read by).
Published March 17th 2009 by Tor Books. Author(s): Charles de Lint (Goodreads Author). Author(s): Charles de Lint (Goodreads Author), Paul Michael Garcia (Narrator). Tai Sammons (Narrator). ISBN: 1433294664 (ISBN13: 9781433294662)., Paul Michael Garcia (Read by). ISBN: 1433294737 (ISBN13: 9781433294730).
Charles de Lint (Goodreads Author), Tai Sammons. The Mystery of Grace is a perfect de Lint novel. Paul Michael Garcia. It has fully fleshed out characters I really cared about, the author's familiar treatment of spirit worlds and the ordinary people who encounter them, and the easy-going voice I've come to love over the years. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who hasn't yet read a de Lint novel. It does differ from his others in that the spirit world in this book is a limbo where people are trapped after they die. There aren't any of his usual fairies The Mystery of Grace is a perfect de Lint novel.
Charles de Lint has helped to popularize the genres of urban fantasy and mythic fiction and has earned a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction in the tradition of storytellers like John Crowley, Jonathan Carroll, Alice Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, and Isabel Allende. Many of his novels, including Dreams Underfoot, Memory and Dream, The Onion Girl, and Widdershins are set in the mythical North American city of Newford. He and his wife, artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Mystery of Grace. 4 5 Author: Charles de Lint Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia, Tai Sammons. On the Day of the Dead, at the Solona Music Hall, Altagracia Quintero meets John Burns-just two weeks too late. Grace, as her friends call her, has a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg and grease worked deep into her hands. She works at Sanchez Motorworks customizing hot rods.
Sammons has a warm, rich voice; her Grace is tough, smart, and likable, while her John is tender and reserved. Garcia's gentle tenor has sharp edges that keep one riveted. Between them, they make this a charming love story. Library Ed., Blackstone Audio, 2009.
I have been anxiously anticipating this newest novel, and I was not disappointed.
The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). It seems that I lose interest in a lot of urban fantasies at some point and then don't have enough interest to finish them, probably because they are cliches based on cliches. I have been anxiously anticipating this newest novel, and I was not disappointed.
The Mystery of Grace is my first Charles de Lint book and I loved the characters, the way it was written and told. The ending could have been a little more tidy but what the heck. I loved it and will be reading more by de Lint.
1st ed. by Charles de Lint. Published 2009 by Tor in New York. 1st ed. In library, Protected DAISY, Magic, Fiction. A Tom Doherty Associates book. allen countydonation. External-identifier. urn:acs6::pdf:d8d-7789c5d74c15 urn:acs6::epub:fb4-c46892f502c7 urn:oclc:record:1013880295. Brown University Library.
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On the Day of the Dead, the Solona Music Hall is jumping. That's where Altagracia Quintero meets John Burns, just two weeks too late.Altagracia her friends call her Grace has a tattoo of Nuestra Señora de Altagracia on her shoulder, she's got a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg, and she has grease worked so deep into her hands that it'll never wash out. Grace works at Sanchez Motorworks, customizing hot rods. Finding the line in a classic car is her calling. Now Grace has to find the line in her own life. A few blocks around the Alverson Arms is all her world -- from the little grocery store where she buys beans, tamales, and cigarettes ( cigarettes can kill you, they tell her, but she smokes them anyway) to the record shop, to the library where Henry, a black man confined to a wheelchair, researches the mystery of life in death but she s got unfinished business keeping her close to home. Grace loves John, and John loves her, and that would be wonderful, except that John, like Grace, has unfinished business he s haunted by the childhood death of his younger brother. He's never stopped feeling responsible. Like Grace in her way, John is an artist, and before their relationship can find its resolution, the two of them will have to teach each other about life and love, about hot rods and Elvis Presley, and about why it's necessary to let some things go.</DIV>