A Dark Oval Stone: Novel

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A Dark Oval Stone: Novel

A Dark Oval Stone Novel Haunted by the death of her two brothers and living under the shadow of her pious mother Miriam Kovatch is thirtysomething pregnant and suddenly widowed Her search for hope and purpose from this s

  • Title: A Dark Oval Stone: Novel
  • Author: Marsena Adams-Dufresne
  • ISBN: 9781557254276
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Haunted by the death of her two brothers, and living under the shadow of her pious mother, Miriam Kovatch is thirtysomething, pregnant, and suddenly widowed Her search for hope and purpose from this startling new voice in literary fiction is unforgettable When her husband suddenly dies, Miriam Kovatch finds herself thrust into a journey of self discovery, at odds witHaunted by the death of her two brothers, and living under the shadow of her pious mother, Miriam Kovatch is thirtysomething, pregnant, and suddenly widowed Her search for hope and purpose from this startling new voice in literary fiction is unforgettable When her husband suddenly dies, Miriam Kovatch finds herself thrust into a journey of self discovery, at odds with friends and family Her search for meaning will take her to the brink of despair With her temperamental cat and only a few belongings, Miriam finds refuge in a motel under the watchful eye of a caring stranger, who gives her hope, purpose, and a mysterious dark oval stone In this poignant debut novel full of unforgetttable characters, Miriam begins the painful process of embracing a much fuller life, sustained by unexpected friendship and surprising grace.Visit a reader s forum for A Dark Oval Stone at marsenakonklerumsplace.Visit Marsena s blog at marsenakonkle.

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    1. Simmonsmry on said:

      Exploring loss and grief and their effects on a person's hope and faith, Marsena Konkle's debut novel, 'A Dark Oval Stone' is a haunting read that will captivate you from the first sentence to the last.Its protagonist, Miriam Kovatch, has experienced more loss than one person can be expected to endure. At the point in her life when we first meet her she has already had to deal with the deaths of both her parents and two of her brothers. Shortly afterwards, she also becomes a widow after her husb [...]

    2. Melissa Lee-Tammeus on said:

      Not sure how I feel about this novel. I kept thinking this main character wasn't feeling enough and then I decided who was I to say how a person should think act or feel after losing her husband suddenly and finding herself pregnant? I am not sure if the ho-hummness of the character was due to grief or just bad writing. She seemed to walk through a fog and a ton of denial throughout the entire book and I just couldn't feel for the character like I sincerely wanted to. I kept waiting for the mome [...]

    3. Jen on said:

      I really didn't know what to expect with this book. (I'm not a big reader of inside-flap-jackets or back-of-the-books.) But I was very pleasantly surprised with Marsena Konkle's A Dark Oval Stone. It was especially personal to me because of the best friend, Esther, who was experiencing emotionally painful secondary infertility--heightened and emphasized by the main character's plot development. I appreciate the Catholic influence and undertones throughout the book. Even though I'm not Catholic, [...]

    4. Shauna on said:

      I've had this book sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read for over a month, but there have been so many other things to read and do that I never got to it. This morning I put it in the library return pile, but I had a few extra minutes this morning before carpool, so I thought I would take a quick look to see if it would catch me quickly. Well, it did. I read off and on all day, and finished it with no trouble in this one day. It's about relationships and family and loss and love and a woma [...]

    5. Victor on said:

      Captivating story centered on an unlikely topic for a page-turner—grief. I quickly found myself caught up in the lives of the characters and, surprisingly, ended up feeling privileged to have witnessed their journey. I suggest resisting the temptation to read straight through; instead, take time to reflect on the story as it develops and contemplate how you might react.

    6. Cait S on said:

      I really don't have much of an impression of this book. It wasn't bad wasn't good It was just there. A thing that I read. In it's favor, I really liked Miriam's relationship with a few of her family members (namely her brother and her nephew) and also the book reads really quickly.But it's entirely forgettable and makes no real impact at all. So. Meh?

    7. Jen on said:

      I really did not enjoy this book. I didn't care for the author trying to balance god/abortion/homosexualism together. It felt like a subtle political statement to me. I felt like the final act had the stars falling dreadfully out of character. Felt flat and meaningless to me.

    8. Cynthia on said:

      The reader is immediately immersed into the lives of the characters. While fictional the book takes you through many struggles that we face today as a society with a underlying spiritual tone-excellent read.

    9. Bre on said:

      This book was O.K. As far as descriptive writing, this one may be one of the best.

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