Fiction / Literature
Paperback / 5.5″ x 8.5″ / 224pgs / ISBN:9780981892993
Original art illustrations by Ross Boone
“Sweeps the reader up into a world both familiar and mystical, melancholic and full of hope.” –Eric Wilson, NYT Bestselling Author.
An orphaned girl, a rural Kentucky barnyard, a donkey who has lived since Adam and has stories to tell, a mentally-handicapped man, and an apocalyptic climax: All this adds up to a literary novel that maintains its lyrical language and dramatic pace from the first to the last page and leaves you thinking, smiling, wondering, looking at this life and the next with eyes to see in fresh, new ways.
For readers who enjoy layered fiction both personal and sweeping in scope… This literary novel shows the intersection of earthy life’s grit, grief and glory with the presence, power and persuasion of the supernatural and heavenly.
At the back of the book is an interview with the author and a discussion guide for reading groups and book clubs.
Ross Boone‘s illustrations add visual dimensions to the reading of Gadly Plain.
“This engaging novel is all about seeking, the universal quest for knowledge, the asking of ‘why?’ As in life, the answers are not always obvious, even though they may be hiding in plain sight.”
− Carolyn Warren, BookPleasures
“It’s not often I come across a small literary miracle, an unexpected gift. Gadly Plain is that type of book. It sweeps us up into the rich yet simple world of an orphaned girl and a mysterious donkey, a world both familiar and mystical, melancholic and full of hope. Do yourself a favor and open this gift.”
− Eric Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Fireproof and October Baby
“Gadly Plain is a book about sorrow, regret, and grief—but it is also about the fleeting spirit of childhood and the choices we make to believe in the stories that give us hope. Gentle and reflective, this is a story about stories and the incredible power they hold to heal and redeem broken hearts.”