Their first young adult novel, crooked, won the california book award in juvenile literature and was named an ala top ten best book for young adults. First published by knopf in 2010, dark water is also available as an unabridged audiobook by audible. In an interview on random buzz, laura mcneal said, we were returning to our home in fallbrook after a wildfire destroyed more than 200 houses there. Mcneal often refers to the coming destruction six months from this day, a fire would leap from east to west, from rainbow to fallbrook. This coming of ageyoung love story is a departure from the usual young adult fare. It utilizes the elemental forces of fire and water to help tell the story, enriching it for the reader by the multiple layers of meaning in the text. Pearls story is passionate and heartbreaking but at books end you wonder if she isnt hanging on too tight to an impossible dream. So, please help us if the information about this author is out of date or inaccurate, and you know of a more complete source, please let us. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 287 pages and is available in hardcover format.
In this book, mcneal incorporates the fictional agua prieta fire, but it closely resembles the actual rice canyon area of the october 2007 california wildfires. Laura mcneal holds an ma in fiction writing from syracuse university and is the author of dark water, a 2010 finalist for the national book award in young people s literature, and you cant leave me now. Ticket should include being locked in the keep by my children, who send food to me in a basket, the waymore one ticket to i capture the castle, please. This debut solo effort after several collaborations with husband tom mcneal. This debut solo effort after several collaborations with husband tom mcneal the. Dark water by laura mcneal overdrive rakuten overdrive. Coronado novelist explores issues of home and the kindness of. It has not been romanticizedit is real, bloody, and not for the squeamish.
Bookbrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction books that not only engage and entertain but also. Laura rhoton mcneal holds a masters degree in fiction writing from syracuse university. We try to keep bookbrowses biographies both up to date and accurate, but with many thousands of lives to keep track of its a tough task. Slipping away from safety and her family, pearl moves toward the dark creek, where the smoke has become air, the air smoke. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover lauras. She has been married to the novelist tom mcneal for more than 25 years, collaborating with him on four criticallyacclaimed young adults novels and two boys. Ticket should include being locked in the keep by my children, who send food to me in a basket, the way they did with their father in the book. Told in flashback, its always clear the novel will culminate with a devastating fire, but mcneal skillfully builds the tension so that when tragedy strikes, it does so with shocking power and surprise. She has published three solo novels dark water, the incident on the bridge, and the practice house, and an anthology of three true crime novellas called you cant leave me now. Home tom laura collaborations contact le blog novels by tom and laura mcneal.
The affecting narrative springs believably from the firstperson thoughts of pearl dewitt as she recalls her 15th summer, when, entranced by a nearly mute, illegal mexican migrant worker, the beautiful and gifted teenage amiel. Laura mcneal has crafted a beautiful and haunting novel full of peril, desperation, and love. Zipped by laura mcneal, tom mcneal nook book ebook. Pearl dewitt, 15, a doleful child of recent divorce, lives in the guesthouse on her uncles avocado ranch with her equally doleful mother, sharon. Mcneals first solo novel, having written several with her husband, tom, is a story of illicit romance set against the backdrop of the wildfires that ravaged california in october 2007. Lee dark water por laura mcneal disponible en rakuten kobo. Laura mcneal s website this bio was last updated on 10172016.
View laura mcneals profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. You wont find occult romance, trolls, vampires, or other paranormal characters or settings, just a great story, well told. Laura mcneal greater san diego area professional profile. Our fifteenyearold narrator, pearl, lives in sunny fallbrook, california, on her uncle hoyts avocado ranch. Featured movies all video latest this just in prelinger archives democracy now.
Here mcneal dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, the incident on the bridge. But pearl knows that amiel is in the direct path of the fire, with no one to warn him. Laura mcneal, dark water inside the house, near the hearth, amiel had built a sort of fire pit with rocks. Eight lanes is a lot of concrete for a fire to cross, amplifying the sense of lossloss of family, loss of financial stability, loss of home, loss of lovethat permeates the book. Homes go up in flames at valley oaks mobile home park as rice fire destroys at least 100 homes in october 2007 near fallbrook, california. Laura mcneal is a freelance journalist and former english teacher. It is autumn in fallbrook, and love blossoms as the mustard weed withers in the sere september of laura mcneals novel dark water, a coming of age story set in southern californias fire season.
In 30 years at california newspapers, ive read, edited and even reported fire stories the. Online library dark water laura mcneal dark water laura mcneal read feed. Background information for dark water by laura mcneal, plus backstory and other interesting facts about the book. May 22, 2016 she is the author of dark water, a finalist for the national book award. One is blue and the others brown, a genetic trait called heterochromia that i share with white cats, catahoula hog dogs, and water buffaloes. You wouldnt have noticed me before the fire unless you saw that my eyes, like a pair of socks chosen in the dark, dont match. There is so much in this book to stimulate the mind of. Laura mcneal living in a cottage on her uncles southern california avocado ranch since her parents messy divorce, fifteenyearold pearl dewitt meets and falls in love with an illegal migrant worker, and is. Review of dark water by laura mcneal this coming of ageyoung love story is a departure from the usual young adult fare. Read online now dark water laura mcneal ebook pdf at our library. After a string of young adult novels, including dark water, a finalist for the national book award, coronado author laura mcneal has written her first for grownups, the practice house. Berkley trade, 2011 isbn10 0425241041 isbn 9780425241042 price. This book is about a girl who falls in love with a boy who is an illegal immigrant and she is trying to not only make herself happy but she also try to make her family and this boy that she love happy also.
It utilizes the elemental forces of fire and water to help tell. But pearl knows that amiel is in the direct path of the fire, with no one to warn him, no way to get out. It might be depressing for her moms love life, but at least pearl gets to spend time with her cousin, robby, who is a year older than her. The incident on the bridge by laura mcneal audiobooks on. Laura mcneal holds an ma in fiction writing from syracuse university and is the author of dark water, a 2010 finalist for the national book award in young peoples literature, and you cant leave me now. Laura mcneal s new novel for middle gradeyoung adult readers, dark water, is an exceptionally wellwritten and traditional novel.
Dark water ebook por laura mcneal 9780375897207 rakuten kobo. Told in flashback, its always clear the novel will culminate with a devastating fire, but mcneal skillfully builds the tension so that when tragedy strikes, it. Fire on dark water is a novel about piracy and the gritty lives the pirates lived told through the eyes of a gypsy whore. Review of dark water by laura mcneal rhapsody in books weblog. The incident on the bridge audiobook written by laura mcneal. Review of dark water by laura mcneal rhapsody in books. Read dark water by laura mcneal available from rakuten kobo. Oct 02, 2010 the romance is more significant, however, for being the contact point between two stories, that of the extent of amiels marginalization as an undocumented worker with immigration checking the evacuation points, he cant flee the fire and that of pearls familys shifting dynamics, which get smashed violently into a new phase after her uncle. The first edition of the novel was published in january 1st 2010, and was written by laura mcneal. Laura mcneal one ticket to i capture the castle, please. Home away from home author laura mcneal shares a website with her hubby and fellow author, tom. Click to read more about dark water by laura mcneal. Fifteenyearold pearl is the child of recently divorced parents, pretty much abandoned by her father. Michelle cavalier, cavalier house books, denham springs, la.
Reading of dark water rising chapter 16 symphony official lyric video switch get symphony, the debut ep from switch, available now on spotify, apple music, and more. The main characters of this young adult, romance story are. Pdf dark water book by laura mcneal free download 287. Pdf dark water book by laura mcneal free download 287 pages. She and her mom moved there after her dad left them not too long ago. Dark water by laura mcneal by kitbacon gressitt it is autumn in fallbrook, and love blossoms as the mustard weed withers in the sere september of laura mcneals novel dark water, a coming of age story set in southern californias fire season. The book has been awarded with national book award. Click on through for info about their books, their careers, and a whole lot more. Sep 26, 2011 wildfires and the fear and loss that accompany them also come close to my own experience, living in the southwest.
By laura mcneal dark water by laura mcneal fifteenyearold pearl dewitt and her mother live in fallbrook, california, where its sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. This book dark water by laura mcneal is a good book. You wouldnt have noticed me before the fire unless you saw that my eyes like a pair of socks. Dark water by laura mcneal audio book simply audiobooks. Get dark water laura mcneal pdf file for free from our online library pdf file. Here is the access download page of dark water laura mcneal pdf, click this link to download or read online. Laura mcneal s dark water second installment of read feed. Jan 01, 2010 this book dark water by laura mcneal is a good book. Tom mcneal and laura rhoton mcneal are married and live in southern california with their two young sons. It was a safer place to cook than most campsites, really, because there was concrete all around, and i longed to be there when he had the fire going, when we could be cowgirl and cowboy and pretend we werent a few miles from two million people.
More about this author filed in the following archives. We hadnt been allowed to enter our neighborhood for eight days, so it was pretty shocking to arrive and see whole hillsides of burned avocado groves, solitary chimneys, black eucalyptus trees, and deep, drifting ash. It originally ran in november 2010 and has been updated for the october 2011 paperback edition. But pearl knows that amiel is right in the path of the fire, with no one to warn him, no way to get out. One you wouldnt have noticed me before the fire unless you saw that my eyes, like a pair of socks chosen in the dark, dont match. In laura mcneals dark water, fifteenyearold pearl and her mother find themselves living in a rundown cottage on her uncles avocado ranch after her father leaves.
Free download or read online dark water pdf epub book. This beyond the book article relates to dark water. Uncle hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but pearl doesnt pay much attention to them. According to pearl, dark water is the name of the river or creek, to be more precise where amiel lives. Laura mcneals magnetic story is woven with lyricism and honesty, not to mention moments of deprecating humor. Since thats where they spend most of their time, fall in love, and even escape the fire, its only fitting that the novel is named dark water, too the title doesnt simply reflect the name of the river, though. This debut solo effort after several collaborations with husband tom mcneal the decoding of lana morris, 2007, etc. The hunger games by suzanne collins catching fire by suzanne collins mockingjay by suzanne.405 279 58 507 1202 684 331 1033 1191 11 439 323 1100 585 440 1113 280 446 589 597 1487 1012 553 997 126 525 247 897 1257 319 590 560 1017 219 574 172 10