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THIS GLITTERING WORLD
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Greenwood’s prose is beautiful. Her writing voice is simple, but emotional. Her story reflects profoundly on life’s decisions and chances. This Glittering World shows how an act of compassion can change the course of a person’s life. The novel also explores the way events in people’s lives shape their decisions and the way they present themselves to the outside world.
When Ben Bailey discovers the body of a young Navajo man, he feels compelled to find out who beat the man and left him for dead on a frigid night. Despite the protests of his longtime fiancée, Ben joins forces with the victim’s sister, Shadi, to discover the reasons behind Ricky Begay’s murder. The search for the killer and his intensifying relationship with Shadi causes him to question the secrets in his own life and to re-examine his relationship with his fiancée. (KENSINGTON, Oct., 285 pp., $15.00, Reissue)
Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett
Published: October 2010