(PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward


Outside Valentine

Outside Valentine review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB The murders while wondering if she'll ever be loved like Starkweather loved his girl And then there's Caril Ann herself who takes us back to relive the ride she swears she could not control It began on the day Charlie first saw her dangling her bare legs off the edge of a tree house It ended outside Valentine Nebraska on that night when she still believed that life could somehow go back to being norm. After a long string of DNF novels most of which I didn t even note on here because I didn t get past the first couple of pages on them this book proved to be interesting Ward s novel about the Starkweather murder spree across Nebraska in 1957 1958 encompassed three narrative viewpoints Caril Fugate Charlie Starkweather s teenaged girlfriend Lowell Bowman son of the rich couple slain in their Lincoln home although Ward sets their house in Valentine and Susan a young girl fascinated in 1962 by the Starkweather crimes particularly the murder of Lowell s parents All the narratives tie in together at the endWard does a good job of balancing the three views in first person making each voice uniue enough that you can tell who is who without the identifiers at the head of each chapter She also has some absolutely breathtaking descriptions in the story so the prose part works well I had a harder time connecting to Lowell s sections because he often came off rather self centered but Susan and Caril I had no problem with All three characters are immensely lonelyCaril falls in with Charlie Starkweather after she feels like no one understands her at home Susan s mother walks out on Susan and Susan s father because she feels stifled by the small town atmosphere of Valentine Susan is left trying to understand her mother s departure and in the course of her obsession with the Bowman murders and Lowell she befriends the girl who lives in the house next to the Bowmans home just so she can watch their house and wonder about Lowell She realizes even in the friend s home family doesn t always mean togetherness it can also mean feeling alone among your blood relation Lowell s sections are set in 1991 and he reflects back on his marriage wondering if he ever really loved his wife at all He s also left wondering about his parents marriage as he looks over the contents of a shoebox he retrieved from a safe deposit box I would ve liked that angle to play out a little earlier in his sections because it felt like too much time was spent on him moping over his marriage while ignoring until the end the truths of his own parents marriage which set the foundation for how he viewed relationships in the future And here s the other issues I had with the book Ward stays mostly true to the Starkweather case as far as timeline goes and as far as the real life names of Starkweather s victimsEXCEPT the Bowmans The Bowmans in real life were C Lauer Ward and his wife Clara Ward along with their maid Lillian Fencl Liza Ward is the granddaughter of C Lauer Ward and the Lowell character is based on her father Michael who was the Wards only child he was away at school during the murders and was thus spared from Starkweather s spree Why in the world would Ward change the names of her grandparents and her father but leave intact the real names of the other victims She wrote the book with her father s permission so it wasn t done to protect either him or her grandparents That was the first thing that kind of jolted me in the bookThe other thing was the rewrite of how Starkweather and Fugate were captured In the book she has them being captured on a farm outside of Valentine In real life Starkweather was captured after leading the cops on a chase in Douglas Wyoming They shot out the windshield of his car and a piece of glass cut him making him think he d been shot and was going to die He then pulled over and gave up The real life capture was much intense than the fictionalized capture that Ward wrote and the result was a rather blah finale to the FugateStarkweather arc And I don t know why Ward went with such a disappointing endingas a true crime buff I found it annoying as hell because you d have THOUGHT she would ve maintained historical accuracy in a book based on the real life crimes Of course Truman Capote took creative liberties with the facts of the Clutter murder case in In Cold Blood so maybe Ward chose to take liberties as well in hopes of emulating Capote

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Outside Valentine review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Nce the winter of blinding white when Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate drove across the hushed midwestern landscape and left a trail of blood and pain So why does Lowell a Manhattan collector of antiuities still dream of what happened despite his wife's best attempts to draw him back and offer comfort And who is Susan the teenager who appoints herself a detective piecing together the story of. 25 stars This book tried a little too hard for me It was also even upsetting than I expected from the subject matter Not bad per se just too much

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Outside Valentine review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Every so often a novel comes along that is capable of redeeming the losses it so devastatingly conveys Disturbing bittersweet and lyrical this is a story of people torn apart by tragedy and yet finally transformed by loveA debut novelist interweaves a trio of voices haunting dangerous full of longing mysteriously linked by a shocking crime and the search to heal the past Many long years have passed si. Really enjoyed the style of writing and I liked the movement from character to character I couldn t put it down I loved how things ended in the last chapter

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Outside Valentine
  • Liza Ward
  • English
  • 11 February 2018
  • 9780312424893

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  1. says: read Outside Valentine free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Liza Ward Liza Ward · 3 read

    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward Ward's storytelling is something like Alice Hoffman's with darker moments out of Joyce Carol Oates There are long internal passages as characters think feel and wonder restlessly yearning for love attention someone anyone to care about them and lift the veil of loneliness surrounding them When they talk to each other they seldom say what they really mean Their world is frozen like the deep Nebraska winter of

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    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward I'm not sure this book belongs in the non fiction category I was about half way through when I realized the author is the granddaughter of the L

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    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Liza Ward read Outside Valentine Really enjoyed the style of writing and I liked the movement from character to character I couldn't put it down I loved how things ended in the last chapter

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    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward 25 stars This book tried a little too hard for me It was also even upsetting than I expected from the subject ma

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    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward I admire the way Ward pulled together three distinct viewpoints of children and an adult in order to explore the repercussions of a wave of murders taken from history as well as the murders themselves to a certain extent but the suspense and mystery that the blurb suggests exist in this book are to a large extent imagined than written As artful as Ward's writing is this is a literary juxtaposition of viewpoints and ages

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    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward read Outside Valentine I struggled with finishing this book because I was not sure what was fiction and what was nonfiction as I read

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    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward It took me forever and a day to get through this one I only stuck with it because I was waiting for a dramatic change in the slow pace of the story Wrong so very wrong 😴😴

  8. says: (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward

    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward After a long string of DNF novels most of which I didn't even note on here because I didn't get past the first couple of pages on them this book proved to be interesting Ward's novel about the Starkweather murder spree across Nebraska in 1957 1958 encompassed three narrative viewpoints Caril Fugate Charlie Starkweather's teenaged girlfriend; Lowell Bowman son of the rich couple slain in their Lincoln home altho

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    free read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB · Liza Ward (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward Liza Ward Outside Valentine Henry Holt 2004 Outside Valentine is pretty much tailor made for me I'm a sucker for the subject matter three stories paralleling the killing spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate the book was released by a major press but dropped off the radar after getting almost no publicity at all and a whole lot of critics liked it a whole lot And yet I've spent the last couple of years trying to get

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    (PDF NEW) [Outside Valentine] ↠ Liza Ward Liza Ward · 3 read This book is what I guess you'd call fact based fiction based on the Charles StarkweatherCaril Ann Fugate killing spree in Nebraska in 1958It i

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