May 20, 2021

#BookReview: Shooting Out the Lights by Kim Fairley






Synopsis: Kim Fairley was twenty-four when she fell in love with and married a man who was fifty-six. Something about Vern--his quirkiness, his humor, his devilish smile--made her feel an immediate connection with him. She quickly became pregnant, but instead of the idyllic interlude she'd imagined as she settled into married life and planned for their family, their love was soon tested by the ghosts of Vern's past--a town, a house, a family, a memory.

Shooting Out the Lights is a May-December love story that explores the ongoing, wrenching aftermath of gun violence and the healing that comes with confronting the past.



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Rating: 5 Stars
My Review:  This compelling story is one that you won't forget once you finish.  Family, loss, grief and more await the reader of this story.  I loved this family and felt so much for them. The book based on a real story will rip out your heart. 






Review

". . . riveting and absorbing . . ." 
--Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother's Tale

"A riveting book that builds ominously." 
--Jerry S. Walden, MD, founder of Physicians for Prevention of Gun Violence 

"Fairley scores a bull's-eye with her rich and complex memoir, Shooting Out the Lights. Fairley's gift of mesmerizing storytelling and intimately crafted characters make the reader feel as if they are sitting at her kitchen table. Shooting Out the Lights is a compelling memoir that will have the reader thinking about it long after turning the last page."
--Renee Hodges, author of Saving Bobby

"At its best, the author's writing is evocative, and her story is both unique and intriguing. . . . this is a book that many readers will find difficult to put down. A captivating family account that delivers compelling, acutely observant writing." 
--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Kim Fairley was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended the University of Southern California and holds an MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Michigan. Her first book, Boreal Ties: Photographs and Two Diaries of the 1901 Peary Relief Expedition, chronicled the Arctic expedition of her great grandfather, Clarence Wyckoff. Kim lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.









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