In the tradition of Conrad Richter, Cynthia Thayer has written a novel about people who struggle for clarity in a wilderness that matches their sensibilities. A moving and authentic story, A Certain Slant of Light is crafted with the precision and grace of a Shaker box.
Cynthia Thayer writes beautifully about place, and about character. A Certain Slant of Light is deft, layered, and keenly observed, a lovely book.
I started reading it and was immediately moved and captivated. It is a wonderful novel, so pure and honest and true it rings like a clear bell. I am in awe of the way you managed to inhabit Peter so thoroughly (or he, you). It is a book of great quiet dignity and courage.
A sweet story of two lonely strong-willed people, one determined to be rescued, one determined not to be. I won’t forget their struggle and I won’t forget THEM. I know them too well.