Firefly Cloak

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Firefly Cloak
  • Sheri Reynolds
  • English
  • 11 August 2019
  • 0609610082

About the Author: Sheri Reynolds

Hardcover ñ Firefly Cloak Epub ´ firefly pdf, cloak pdf, Firefly CloakFirefly Cloak PDF/EPUBSheri Reynolds is an author of contemporary Southern fictionSheri Reynolds was born and raised in rural South Carolina She graduated from Conway High School in , Davidson College in , and Virginia Commonwealth University in Her published novels include Bitterroot Landing, The Rapture of Canaan an Oprah book club selection and New York Times bestseller , A Gracious Plenty , Firefly Cloak , The Sweet In Between , and The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T Cribb Her first play, Orabelle s Wheelbarrow, won the Women Playwrights Initiative playwriting competition for Also Professor of English and the Ruth and Perry Morgan Chair of Southern Literature at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, Sheri teaches creative writing and literature classes She won the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia in In , she received a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts in playwriting She has also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, The College of William and Mary, and Davidson CollegeSheri lives in the town of Cape Charles on Virginia s Eastern Shore.


Firefly CloakHardcover ñ Firefly Cloak Epub ´ firefly pdf, cloak pdf, Firefly CloakFirefly Cloak PDF/EPUBWhen eight year old Tessa Lee and her brother, Travis, are abandoned in a campground by their desperate mother and her boyfriend of the moment, they are left with only two things a phone number written in Magic Marker on Travis s back and their mother s favorite housecoat, which she leaves wrapped around her sleeping children This housecoat, painted with tiny fireflies, becomes totemic for Tessa Lee, providing a connection to her past and to the beautiful mother she lostSeven years later, when word arrives that her mother has been spotted working at a tourist trap on a seaside boardwalk not far from where Tessa Lee lives, she sets off on a dangerous journey to try to recover what has been taken from herSteeped in the rich Southern atmosphere for which Sheri Reynolds has long been hailed, Firefly Cloak is a vivid coming of age novel of family, loss, and redemption.

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10 thoughts on “Firefly Cloak

  1. Ashley says:

    I spent a significant portion of this book trying to figure out how old Tessa Lee was 16 , where exactly the book was set North Carolina and when the story was taking place Tessa Lee was so innocent and naive for her age I honestly thought this story was taking place in at least the 1960s or 1970s until the mention of a cell phone popped up This book just didn t do it for me, and I really couldn t wait for it to be over.

  2. Jess Van Dyne-Evans says:

    This is the second or third Sheri Reynolds book I ve written and I still love her spare and beautiful ways of describing things She can take even the most unredeemable minor character and make you wildly interested in them for a page or two.That said, this was darker than her other books full of sexual references and drug use The mother was so screwed up I frankly kept waiting for her to die which does not bode well for her likability or her place in the plot and the daughter was so conf This is the second or third Sheri Reynolds book I ve written and I still love her spare and beautiful ways of describing things She can take even the most unredeemable minor character and make you wildly interested in them for a page or two.That said, this was darker than her other books full of sexual references and drug use The mother was so screwed up I frankly kept waiting for her to die which does not bode well for her likability or her place in the plot and the daughter was so confused I couldn t really see how she be as functional as she was.Still, worth reading Crafted well

  3. Tara says:

    This was a gem More for book clubs or a fun english class The premise is what pulls you Mom abandons her 2 children at a campground to run off with some random guy People find the little boy walking around in a diaper with a phone number in permanent marker on his back The story unfolds very smoothly bit by bit and follows the path of the elder child Tessa Lee, Lil the grandmother the who took them in and Sheila the mother who left them A story of growth and redemption No surprising twist This was a gem More for book clubs or a fun english class The premise is what pulls you Mom abandons her 2 children at a campground to run off with some random guy People find the little boy walking around in a diaper with a phone number in permanent marker on his back The story unfolds very smoothly bit by bit and follows the path of the elder child Tessa Lee, Lil the grandmother the who took them in and Sheila the mother who left them A story of growth and redemption No surprising twists or major dramas but well written Interesting perspective from the life of a drug addict

  4. Chanda says:

    Good book Couldn t put it down Quick, easy read Sad, the crazy lives some people live For some reason, I kept picturing the main character as a young girl, 8 or 10 years old, even though she s 16 I just couldn t get the image out of my head Also kept picturing the story as taking place 50 or 60 years ago, even though it is supposed to be current day I got over that by the end, but just had this concrete picture in my mind I think I was picturing a similar scene to The Secret Life of Bee Good book Couldn t put it down Quick, easy read Sad, the crazy lives some people live For some reason, I kept picturing the main character as a young girl, 8 or 10 years old, even though she s 16 I just couldn t get the image out of my head Also kept picturing the story as taking place 50 or 60 years ago, even though it is supposed to be current day I got over that by the end, but just had this concrete picture in my mind I think I was picturing a similar scene to The Secret Life of Bees

  5. Soren says:

    This book made me long for community Some of the characters live in a trailer park like place called a Mobile City , which seems to have everything ponds, a rec center, woods, etc It sounded so awesome to me that I wanted to live there I m no reviewer I liked this It s written in a kind of style that is really spare, but evocative There are a lot of metaphors for how people are acting or thinking which seem bizarre but are PERFECT describers.

  6. Annie says:

    Sheri Reynolds is by far one of my favorite authors, her ability to seemlessly weave past and present and a seemingly small story into a novel that calls to you when it is put down is her trademark This one in particular is the story of a little girl who seeks out the mother who left her behind Painful and beautiful with gorgeous vivid language all my favorite things Great story

  7. Laurie says:

    Really enjoyed this one Wonderful story of loss, acceptance and forgiveness The main character is Tessa Lee a young girl who is abandoned by her alcoholic mother and boyfriend at a campground along with her baby brother It was definitely a worthwhile read.

  8. treehugger says:

    Can t say anything about this book that hasn t already been said Just kept wishing it would end Sometimes her language caught me off guard and seemed out of place now I cuss like a drunken sailor, but some of the descriptions in Sheila s head were downright yucky It made me feel a little bit crazy while I was listening to it, like no one in the world certainly no one in the book was even the least bit sane, and they were taking me with them It might also have been the narrator s voice Can t say anything about this book that hasn t already been said Just kept wishing it would end Sometimes her language caught me off guard and seemed out of place now I cuss like a drunken sailor, but some of the descriptions in Sheila s head were downright yucky It made me feel a little bit crazy while I was listening to it, like no one in the world certainly no one in the book was even the least bit sane, and they were taking me with them It might also have been the narrator s voice it was overly southern and sounded like a young girl, maybe 14 which is probably why the swearing seemed so strange..And TessaLee did NOT act like a teenager She just didn t She was too Pollyanna meets the Brady Bunch innocent Which is why I think some readers could feel like this must have taken place a long time ago, rather than being a contemporary novel, which I think was the author s intention

  9. Becky says:

    I d rather give this 2.5 stars I am between thinking it was just okay and thinking I kinda liked it I think I would have liked it , but was a little disappointed after all the hype I had heard from a few places that this was great I even heard a clip of the first chapter and liked it but I had a little trouble following the story switches between character perspectives and points on the time line made that a little difficult I guess it ended up seeming like the story did not reall I d rather give this 2.5 stars I am between thinking it was just okay and thinking I kinda liked it I think I would have liked it , but was a little disappointed after all the hype I had heard from a few places that this was great I even heard a clip of the first chapter and liked it but I had a little trouble following the story switches between character perspectives and points on the time line made that a little difficult I guess it ended up seeming like the story did not really progress There was the introduction of a few very interesting characters story plots but there were not followed It is almost as though this could be the introduction book to a series that explores the lives of these plots people

  10. Cindy says:

    On TBR since 2010.Read for Bookopoly game.I liked this story, a coming of age tale of love and redemption Tessa Lee and her brother were abandoned by their mother when they were little and have been raised by their grandmother Years later, Tessa locates her mom and sets out to contact her The writing is very moving and the imagery is so evocative of the South Quotes to remember Now that she had legs, what she needed was wings.sandspur arrangements are like the antithesis of rosesA way On TBR since 2010.Read for Bookopoly game.I liked this story, a coming of age tale of love and redemption Tessa Lee and her brother were abandoned by their mother when they were little and have been raised by their grandmother Years later, Tessa locates her mom and sets out to contact her The writing is very moving and the imagery is so evocative of the South Quotes to remember Now that she had legs, what she needed was wings.sandspur arrangements are like the antithesis of rosesA way to say I love you that acknowledges the pain in life, not just the beauty.Like with firefliesyou couldn t account for their mystery, why in some moments they burned and in some moments they went dark