[PDF] Download ↠ A Field Guide to Deception | by ☆ Jill Malone

By Jill Malone | Comments: ( 663 ) | Date: ( Dec 10, 2019 )

Praise for Red Audrey and the Roping by Jill Malone Luminescent writing Finely tuned, daring, and perceptive, Malone s auspicious debut leaves us wanting Whitney Scott, Booklist A lyrical, passionate novel about desire, about danger, and about the need for self forgiveness A wonderfully impressive writing debut Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet aPraise for Red Audrey and the Roping by Jill Malone Luminescent writing Finely tuned, daring, and perceptive, Malone s auspicious debut leaves us wanting Whitney Scott, Booklist A lyrical, passionate novel about desire, about danger, and about the need for self forgiveness A wonderfully impressive writing debut Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet and The Night Watch First rate writing and characterization Cecelia Martin, Diva Malone s nonlinear novel jitterbugs through time and place the splintered chronology is a rewarding challenge A dazzling and dramatic debut Richard Labont , BookMarks Q SyndicateIn Jill Malone s second novel, A Field Guide to Deception, nothing is as simple as it appears community, notions of motherhood, the nature of goodness, nor even compelling love Revelations are punctured and then revisited with deeper insight, alliances shift, and heroes turn anti hero and vice versa.With her aunt s death Claire Bernard loses her best companion, her livelihood, and her son s co parent Malone s smart, intriguing writing beguiles the reader into this taut, compelling story of a makeshift family and the reawakening of a past they d hoped to outrun Claire s journey is the unifying tension in this book of layered and shifting alliances.A Field Guide to Deception is a serious novel filled with snappy dialogue, quick moving and funny incidents, compelling characterizations, mysterious plot twists, and an unexpected climax It is a rich, complex tale for literary readers.Jill Malone s first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, won the Bywater Prize for Fiction.


  • Title: A Field Guide to Deception
  • Author: Jill Malone
  • ISBN: 9781932859706
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jill Malone

Jill Malone grew up in a military family, went to German kindergarten, and lived across from a bakery where they put small toys, like train engines, into chocolate, and the gummi bears were the size of mice In the South, she caught tree frogs, and played kickball She has lived on the East Coast, and in Hawaii, and for the last fifteen years in Spokane with her son, two old dogs, and a lot of outdoor gear She looks for any excuse to play guitar Jill is recently married to a former radical cheerleading, performance artist, addiction counselor who makes the best risotto on the planet It was a Day of the Dead affair.She took Latin from a hot professor at the University of Hawaii, and had this idea for a novel Like most writers, she has a sketchy career path.Red Audrey and the Roping, her first novel, was a Lambda finalist, and won the third annual Bywater Prize for Fiction.Her second novel, A Field Guide to Deception, was a finalist for the 2010 Ferro Grumley, and won the Lambda Literary award Also, the Great Northwest Book Festival grand prize.Giraffe People, Jill s third novel, will be released in May, 2013 If you re curious, read Jill s blog.



Comments A Field Guide to Deception

  • Ulla

    "A Field Guide to Deception" is even better than "Red Audrey and the Roping". Jill Malone has an uncanny way of weaving her stories, and create an unbearable suspension . . . under the surface.I read a lot (an understatement!) but I don't remember being this affected by many writers in my life!Jill Malone does NOT write a story where you know from page one what's going to happen . . . just the opposite.A wonderful novel which I can't get out of my head!


  • Bett

    Richard LaBonte referred to Jill Malone's first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, as a "nonlinear novel that jitterbugs through time and place."Malone's second novel is a smoother dance, more of a raft ride down the rapids, where your position changes with every whorl of current. The characters and the plot leave you facing one way, then whip you around like white water roiling around outcroppings, to finish the ride looking behind you in wonder. How did I come to be in this position? You may s [...]


  • Faith

    Great characters, including the best-drawn child I have encountered in lesbian literature. But there was no narrative thread pulling me along, at least by about page 100. I didn't understand the conflict, except that one of the 2 girlfriends kept having anonymous sex. After the second or third time they were in bed together with someone crying and I had no idea what the problem was, I quit.


  • Mfred

    Originally published on the Lesbrary at lesbrary/2012/10/09/mfred-I feel a little like I got tricked into reading Malone’s A Field Guide to Deception. I downloaded a ton of books to my eReader, started one, started another, and then finally got sucked in by Malone’s beautiful prose. It really is such a pleasure to read a well-written book; it can even get a genre-fiction devotee like myself to sit down a read a novel about normal people living everyday lives.The novel really is just about pe [...]


  • Brian

    JILL MALONEIt’s the story of Claire, who is raising her boy and grieving the death of her aunt, an author of field guides for mushrooms (well, actually Claire wrote them for her – the first deception in the book) and Liv, the carpenter she hires to re-do her aunt’s house. Liv has a tendency to haunt the bars looking for young and willing girls to bang, but it’s more out of diversion than actual desire. She is tired of the one-night-stands but doesn’t want the vulnerability of commitmen [...]


  • Balthazaar

    Wonderful read. The sparse, poetic language is a treasure. The love story is tentative in parts and dynamic in others. Nothing is black and white, nothing is sure, as in life. The writing reminds me a bit of The Secret Trilogy, though the story here is more dense, more nuanced and (perhaps) more rewarding. A book to fall into.


  • Sally

    In honor of Pride month, a girl love book. However, you could say the book is an author's field guide to deception. Get you to like the characters enough that you want the central couple to success and then smash them up. Fun to recognize Northwesty things. Not fun to feel like the whole book is an effort to hook you and then drop you.


  • Saundradawn

    Very moving book - seems backwards - the middle is the happy part, the end is not what I expected or what I was hoping for, but still very fulfilling.


  • Carol

    Beautiful writing, and a powerful ending that made me question who was "right" and if there even was such a thing.


  • Sandra Lambert

    Such a graceful, skilled use of point of view! The child's voice! Using the memories that good food evokes to slip in backstory! Oh my, what a novel.


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