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Free download ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Ron McLartyI have ead two other book by this author so I was 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life really looking forward to this one but I have to give it up as a DNF Main character Steven Kearney is a playwrightauthorpoet who has a stack of never published manuscripts averaging close to 2000 pages for each title We meet him just when his girlfriend is moving out with most of his stuff and all of his money and he gets evicted practically at the same moment for not payingent he was giving cash to the girlfriend who was supposed to be giving it
to the landlordthe landlord wanted to know what happened to get him from this point to Colorado #but apparently not badly enough to keep plowing through the coarse #apparently not badly enough to keep plowing through the coarse filling nearly every page And when the scene shifted to introduce Colorado and explain why our wannabe author was offered the post of temporary Playwright In Residence the whole situation became too bizarre for me to continue withI found a bookmark tucked a little over halfway through the book It was a boarding pass for a flight on Southwest Airlines back in 2017 That eader got much #farther along than I did I wonder what she thought of it allDNF at around page 50 Very entertaining Steven Kearney #along than I did I wonder what she thought of it allDNF at around page 50 Very entertaining Steven Kearney written thousands of pages of poetry short stories and some of the longest novels in the history of the form None of them were published So when the small town of Creede CO asks him to write a play for their historical society s extravaganza he moves from New York to ColoradoUnfortunately his arrival coincides with egional politicalenvironme. A funny and heartwarming novel about a down on his luck writer who finally finds success and love Steven Kearney is a bumbling overweight writer who has produced thousands of pages of novels plays and poemsnot a single one of which has ever been published After being thrown out of his Manhattan apartment Kearney is offered a position as playwright in esidence for three months at the Creede Historical So. Ntal upheaval and while he struggles with his own doubts about his artistic
abilities he meetshe meets woman he falls in love with and he is swept up in the confrontation of man vs nature the nature of man man s ights to nature and is caught between the opposing forces determined to impose their ule on a land ich in history and beautyThere is lots of humor here The characters are ich and varied and McLarty explores the connection between art man nature and the difficulty in finding the harmony between them Like his first book The Memory of Running McLarty has a #WAY OF MAKING YOU LAUGH AND THEN WANTING TO #of making you laugh and then wanting to at his characters predicaments Well worth the ead I thoroughly enjoyed McLarty s first book Memory of Running and wanted to explore him again This one frankly #was not as good but it is good enough to finish It #not as good but it is good enough to finish It about an East Coast struggling playwrite who has an opportunity to be an artist in esidence in a small Colorado town to write a play of its history He steps into a major conflict one so big it makes national news Can art bring the divided town back together againAt times this book grated on my nerves I was all over the place with this book At first I didn t like it then I did and then I didn t again If nothing else my experience tells me Art in America is too longMcLarty proved himself to be a capable writer and storyteller Somehow I felt like his plot was part of his shortcomings He had events which worked well together to tell a story but they felt bulky and on the frontline Ciety in Colorado who want him to write and direct a historical play about the town When Kearney arrives all hell breaks loose A dispute between an elderly landowner Ticky Lettgo and a young man named Red Fields escalates into a battle that pits local anchers against a fringe anti property group Town sheriff Petey Meyers still haunted by the death of his police partner tries to keep the peace As the nat. F the novel To use a sports analogy I like a game where the efs emain in the background and let the athletes playI guess another eason #I was miluetoast on the plot was that it felt as if it were merely a #was miluetoast on the plot was that it felt as if it were merely a for the characters to exist I m down with that Sometimes you don t need a solid plot if you have great characters but that was just it for Art in America carried a few too many pastel colors for me I ead
the memory ofMemory of or ather listened to it via audio books and fell in love with it I purchased Art in America because I wanted to ead by this author to see if his same creative writing style emained but it fell a bit short for me Art in America is story of Steven Kearney who is an overweight man who doubts his abilities talents and self worth hmmm sounds like Memory of Running He takes on a momentous job of writing and directing a play about the history of a town to be played by the townspeople There are some colorful characters my favorite being the most elderly couple Ticky and Minnie Lettgobut I just felt I could never eally connect with any of them Throughout the book I just kept feeling like I had ead a similar story that was leading in a similar direction and in the end had a similar closure as something I had ead before I think it was the author s other book The Memory of Running Needless to say I was a bit disappointed that I spent as much time as I did to ead basically the same story but in a different setting Oh well I can t say I didn t give the author a chanc. Ional media descends on the town the most extreme member of the activist group initiates a diabolical plan that could sabotage everything Amid all the tumult Kearney pens a play that brilliantly captures the history of the town In the process he ealizes hes too old to keep beating up on himself and finds lasting love With its lively characters and spellbinding pace Ron McLartys new novel is sure to plea.