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[Epub] ➚ The Kept Author James Scott – Songuarachando.co.uk Set in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century superb new talent James Scott makes his literary debut with The Kept a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje CoSet in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century superb new talent James Scott makes his literary debut with The Kept a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje Cormac McCarthy and Bonnie Jo Campbell in which a mother and her young son embark on a uest to avenge a terrible and violent tragedy that has shattered their secluded familyIn the winter of 1897 a trio of killers descends upon an.

Isolated farm in upstate New York Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage her husband and four of her children murdered Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry another shot rings out over the snow covered valley Twelve year old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsibleA scorching.

kept free The Kept eBookIsolated farm in upstate New York Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage her husband and four of her children murdered Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry another shot rings out over the snow covered valley Twelve year old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsibleA scorching.

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Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ James Scott earned his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College He has received awards from the Sewanee Writers' Conference the New York State Summer Writers Institute the Millay Colony the Saint Botolph Club the Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ​His work has been short listed for

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  1. karen karen says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBooka four star that melted into a 35 by the end review to come if i ever get internet back at my placenope still no internet but it's fun to come to the office on weekendsthis book starts out strong it is 1897 in upstate new york a woman trudges through the deep snow to her isolated home after a prolonged absence only to find her husband and four of her children murdered their bodies scattered all over the house and yard the killers long gone after lying beside her husband's body for a time she realizes that she hasn't seen the body of her twelve year old son caleb in the wreckage and goes to find it performing small domestic tasks along the way in a haze of shock and guilt in the kitchen she is also shotshe comes to much later on the kitchen table with caleb standing over her re


  2. Matt Matt says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookThe first time I came across James Scott’s The Kept was in a write up in either the The New York Times or The Washington Post I can’t remember which I just know it wasn’t The Onion The review as I recall was tepid at best But the book’s cover – now that was striking If there’s one thing to know about me it’s that I’m a borderline a


  3. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookThis is a very dark story set in the late 19th century in rural upstate New York The beginning is very brutal and very explicit and it is this that will set Elspeth the mother and Caleb who is still very young twelve or thirteen on a uest for vengeanceExtremely well written for a first novel it is very atmospheric and hard


  4. switterbug (Betsey) switterbug (Betsey) says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookFrom the opening line of this striking debut novel the mood and voice are both haunting and laced with shame “Elspeth Howell was a sinner” It is three years shy of the turn of the twentieth century upstate New York bitterly cold and snowy with grey smudgy skies Elspeth is trudging miles from the train station to her family’s isolated home and she is carrying gifts for her five children and pious Bible uoting husband She’s been gone for four months not unusual for her midwifery practice As she rises up the crest of the last hill she sees her house“The small plateau seemed made


  5. Diane Diane says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookMeh I read about one third of this novel before I decided I just didn't care enough to continue It's historical fiction set in late 1800s in rural New York and the story involves a midwife returning home to find her husband and children murdered She and the son who survived set off on a journey to seek revengeThe book was atmosphe


  6. Issicratea Issicratea says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookI thought at first that James Scott’s hyped first novel The Kept might turn out to be stunning The beginning was strikingly well written I thought—not so much the first few pages focalized through Elspeth as the longer subseuent section centered on her twelve year old son Caleb as he tries to cope alone with the aftermath of the massacre of his family in a remote farm in upstate New York Some of the scenes here are genuinely haunting The next section of the narrative the beginning of Caleb and Elspeth’s grueling winter journey to avenge their dead was also pretty goodAround ten chapters in however as mother and s


  7. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookRedemptionHave you ever done something so wrong you felt you could never be forgiven and then set out to make things right or at least as right as they could be no matter what the cost? Almost every


  8. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookDo not look past this book thinking it’s not your thing you don’t like historical fiction or the plot is not exciting you I overcame all these things and gave this a whirl and boy am I glad I didThe book just blew me away what a dark atmospheric emotional novel this is absolutely uniue from anything I have read for a long time It will stay with me for a


  9. Stepheny Stepheny says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBookLAMEElspeth Howell is a midwife in the late 1800’s She travels far to go help mothers bring their sweet babies into the world She arrives back to her snowy home in upstate NY to find that her entire family has been brutally murdered As she stands on the verge of pushing open the kitchen door a gunshot goes off Is the killer still loose in the house? Is she dead?NoElspeth’s sole surviving son Caleb is a terrified 12 year old with a gun Fearing that the three armed men have returned to finish him off Caleb pulls the trigger before realizing it is his mother returning home after months of being away at work Caleb must nurse his mother back to health and soon thereafter the two of them go off on a uest for justice They go searching for the three men who left a man and four children dead Sounds awesome right?It’s not The little blurb indicates its style is similar to Cormac McCarthy The difference is even when nothing happens in a McCarthy nove


  10. Snotchocheez Snotchocheez says:

    Kindle James Scott µ µ The Kept eBook µ kept free, The Kept eBook25 starsWay too much ambiguity and author James Scott's unnecessarily ornate writing style stand in the way of The Kept from being a novel to savor It's a shame too as this had plenty of potential to soar with the greats Try this premise on for size Elspeth Howell an upstate early 1900s midwife trudges home through the snow in the dead of winter to her husband and five kids only to find them murdered well all but one son 12 year old Caleb hiding in the pantry who fearing the murderers have returned mistakenly shoots his mom then sets the house on fire All of which happens in the first two chaptersAs you might expect this is one frightfully bleak novel that unfortunately never really climbs above anti climax The bulk of the novel alternates between explaining with laconic pacing how and why this depravity was perpetrated and what mom Elspeth recovered from being shot and son Caleb plan to do to avenge their family's murders Had Sco


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