The Mosquito Hours

  • Title: The Mosquito Hours
  • Author: Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo
  • ISBN: 9780985794729
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mosquito Hours Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo s exquisite debut novel The Mosquito Hours tells the powerful story of three courageous women struggling with the rippling effects of guarded secrets misguided lies and
    Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo s exquisite debut novel, The Mosquito Hours, tells the powerful story of three courageous women, struggling with the rippling effects of guarded secrets, misguided lies, and heartbreaking mistakes Revelations add layers of meaning, deepening our understanding and theirs, of themselves, each other, their relationships as the novel builds toward Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo s exquisite debut novel, The Mosquito Hours, tells the powerful story of three courageous women, struggling with the rippling effects of guarded secrets, misguided lies, and heartbreaking mistakes Revelations add layers of meaning, deepening our understanding and theirs, of themselves, each other, their relationships as the novel builds toward its wise, hauntingly beautiful conclusion Vivid language and brilliant insight drew me into the riveting world of The Mosquito Hours, but it was the strong, loving women Vivian, Tania, and Guin at the center of this luminous, profoundly moving novel that truly captivated me The Mosquito Hours is a breathtaking work of art and, at heart, an unforgettable love story TERRI GIULIANO LONG, author of the novels, In Leah s Wake, and Until I Come Home forthcoming, 2014 In prose as undulating as the ocean by which the story is set, The Mosquito Hours chronicles the Crawford family, a multi generational family of widowed and unwed women, momentarily at the ebb tide of their lives Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo takes us into the world of ordinary women living with pluck and dignity despite unplanned pregnancies, underemployment and the untimely deaths of loved ones It is a quiet pleasure to watch the tide return DEBORAH LEE LUSKIN, author of the award winning novel, Into the Wilderness The Mosquito Hours quickly draws the reader into a turning point summer in a stone house built on sand, where three generations of women grapple with uncertainty and change, faith and secrets Especially, secrets Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo writes with a sharp eye for detail, a strong sense of place, and moments of quirky humor and unexpected grace ELLEN MEEROPOL, author of House Arrest The Mosquito Hours is a windswept elegy that unearths the hidden complexity of everyday life, adumbrating the traces of the past that haunt a receding present With crisp prose, wit, and keen insight, Corliss DeLorenzo has created a poignant exploration of family, love, and the changing landscape of feminine identity MCCORMICK TEMPLEMAN, author of The Little Woods, and The Glass Casket

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    1. The Mosquito Hours has been described as a great beach read by other reviewers. While I agree, it makes me long for the beach, in season or not, the meat of the book makes you think a lot more than the description of "beach read" usually conjures in my mind. I think of beach reads as light, fluffy books. The Mosquito Hours will make you think, so if you read it on the beach, you just might want time to walk alone along the shore and consider your own life and its stories, your relationships and [...]

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    2. An impressive debut novel, THE MOSQUITO HOURS brings to life a close-knit family of women living in an insular coastal town. Along the way they reveal long-hidden secrets and the after effects of loss.All four women in the family are strong female characters plagued by a secret that may have (unknowingly) shaped their lives. I enjoyed getting to know the women in DeLorenzo's story and thought the revealed secret was plausible and pertinent to the character's development.Readers will root for the [...]

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    3. I had started reading The Mosquito Hours the second i got it in the mail a few days after it came out. I read to about page 100, then stopped because my eyes were going cross eyed from reading so much in a day. I hadn't touched it for a while until June 23, where I proceeded to finish the remainder of the book in less than 3 hours whilst doing some waiting for a long period of time. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. The stories and problems that evolved out of each individual chara [...]

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    4. I really enjoyed this book. The story of three women, twins and their mother, explores their lives, past and present. Secrets, some kept for years, are revealed and new paths on their journey taken. There is a theme I didn't care for however. That of the goddess and the mother is a wiccan practictioner. I thought there was too much of this throughout the book so if you don't care for this subject you might not want to read this book. If you do like this theme, it is well written and upbeat. Othe [...]

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    5. Excellent debut novel! The Mosquito Hours is the type of novel I really enjoy! I especially enjoyed the local references of the setting of a beach community, the mention of Holy Family High School, and Route 88, the road to the beach. The development of each character was so layered with their thoughts, experiences and connectivity of their lives in a matriarchal environment: twin daughters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and the goddess Mother Earth.Great novel to read during those summer days at [...]

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    6. Great Characters Great StoryI enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story as they became real to me. The author brought them to life in their uniqueness and in their relationships with each other. I loved the multi generations all living together - supporting each other through the ups and downs in life.

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    7. Beautifully written.

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