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Sewing Holes – Book Review

By Darlyn Finch Kuhn

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Published by Twisted Road Publications

“Sewing Holes” is a book that I could not put down.  My curiosity kept me glued to the young Tupelo Honey Lee, telling me her story about her family in the south.  On the book jacket, we learn .. “A little girl grows up in the 1960’s and 70’s in a family with a volatile mother, a loving but very ill father, a brother who flees the country to evade the draft, a foster sister whose life is consumed by waiting for her real parents to return, and a best friend who likes to beat her up.  She survives on stories told to her by her father, particularly the one about “sewing holes” – creating beauty out of what seems to be nothing.

The story is told by Honey Lee.  We experience her thoughts, and share her emotions during a seven year span of her life as family members’ and friends’ worlds become undone and reorganized.  We are blessed with Honey Lee’s heart tugging narrative.

Soon, I plan to explore Darlyn Finch Kuhn’s poetry and look forward to her next novel.

This book received excellent cover endorsements by experienced talent like Connie May Fowler, author of Before Women Had Wings and How Carissa Burden Learned to Fly; Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife, Four Spirits, and the Fountain of St. James Court.

Darlyn Finch Kuhn is the author of two poetry collections, Red Wax Rose and Three Houses.  Her poetry has appeared in literary journals and her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on the Writer’s Almanac.




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