Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Miss Jane

Vitality. Finely written fiction works or clicks on multiple levels that unite to form an integrated work of art. Brad Watson’s skilled art in his novel titled, Miss Jane, delighted me on many levels. Over the course of fewer than three hundred pages, Watson presents readers with the life of protagonist Miss Jane Chisolm, from birth to death in rural Mississippi through most of the 20th century. Jane was born with a genital birth defect that would prevent her from following the typical path of a woman of her time toward marriage and childbearing. Instead, her vitality takes other forms as she finds an authentic life true to her own nature. Watson’s prose matches the setting that he describes in vivid detail. His insight into love and nature and beauty inject the novel with elements that will expand every reader’s view of those things. Adding a flock of peacocks to the mix brought even more intensity to the joyful experience of reading this finely written novel. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Miss Jane from amazon.com.

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