The Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall audiobook

The Blue Asylum

By Kathy Hepinstall
Read by Kate Forbes

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664410961

  • ISBN: 9781664518797

Runtime: 9.59 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A first-rate choice for fans of intelligent historical romances."-- Library Journal , starred review Amid the mayhem of the Civil War, Iris Dunleavy is put on trial by her husband, convicted of madness, and sent to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a compliant Virginia plantation wife. But her husband is the true criminal; she is no lunatic, only guilty of disagreeing on notions of cruelty and property. On this remote Florida island, Iris meets a wonderful collection of inmates in various states of sanity, including Ambrose Weller, a Confederate soldier haunted by war, whose dark eyes beckon to her. Can love in such a place be real? Can they escape, and will the war have left any way-- any place-- for them to make a life together? "An absorbing story that explores both the rewards and perils of love, pride, and sanity."-- Publishers Weekly "With Blue Asylum , Hepinstall presents the reader with the rare and delicious quandary of whether to race through and find out what happens to her characters or to linger over her vivid, beautifully crafted sentences. For me, the only resolution was to read it twice." -- Hillary Jordan, author of Mudbound and When She Woke "A gripping story of love and madness in the midst of the Civil War-- I couldn' t put it down!"-- Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Blue Asylum casts a spell that keeps the reader turning pages as if in a trance. The horrors of the Civil War are made real and specific in this story of a wounded soldier and a persecuted wife who find love and hope on an isolated island in the Deep South. Kathy Hepinstall is a master storyteller in full command of her craft.” Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, New York Times bestselling author
Blue Asylum is a gripping story of love and madness in the midst of the Civil War—I couldn’t put it down!” Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author
“With Blue Asylum, Kathy Hepinstall presents the reader with the rare and delicious quandary of whether to race through and find out what happens to her characters or to linger over her vivid, beautifully crafted sentences. For me, the only resolution was to read it twice.” Hillary Jordan, New York Times bestselling author 
“Hepinstall exquisitely illustrates the fate of societal outsiders in this richly compelling Civil War–era tale…Deftly interweaving past and present, Hepinstall sets the struggles of her characters against the rigidity of a traditional Southern society and the brutality of war in an absorbing story that explores both the rewards and perils of love, pride, and sanity itself.” Publishers Weekly
“A deep sense of the natural world, often-lyrical prose, and some touches of southern gothic help carry along this tale of obsession and redemption.” Booklist
“Features excellent pacing and strong character development that animate not only the inmates at the Sanibel Asylum but the characters from the preasylum lives of Iris and Ambrose. A first-rate choice for fans of intelligent historical romances.” Library Journal
“Given rich psychological dimensions, each character strives to negotiate the lines balancing desire and control, power and compassion…A fine novel embroidered with rich imagery.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Kathy Hepinstall

Author Bio: Kathy Hepinstall

Kathy Hepinstall grew up in Spring, Texas, near the Louisiana border. She is the author of The House of Gentle Men, The Absence of Nectar, and Blue Asylum, among others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English