Monday, December 13, 2021


Glow. If you’ve ever found yourself standing before a portrait painting and wondering what the subject’s life was like, you’re likely to enjoy the compact yet sweeping story of protagonist Zorrie Underwood in Laird Hunt’s novel titled, Zorrie. We find Zorrie in Depression-era rural Indiana, orphaned first when her parents died, and abandoned again when the aunt who took her in also died. We watch her scrap together a life, finding her place in the world, glowing for real when dusted with radium from the plant where she finds a job. Laird gives us a complete life to ponder in this novel, and the resulting portrait is a masterpiece. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Zorrie from

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