Susan Marsh Ü 7 CharactersThe horses making camp and her campfire cooking She reminds him that #her outdoor skills exist because he is a good teacherAgnes s relationship #outdoor skills exist because he is a good teacherAgnes s relationship Hunter develops at a believable pace Both are single and well into their thirties they ind unexpected Malice (Conspiracy 365, friendship and then love It is almost sweet at times in what is certainly not a sweet novelDamagedamily relationships thread their way through all events in the novel The tense pacing keeps the reader involved and anxious to see what will happen next Forest rangers are kept busy with wildfires
and lost hikers in the mountains Injuries and even death occur randomlylost hikers in the mountains Injuries and even death occur randomly as if reading a newspaper Retired Clayt is summoned back to ranger duties assisting younger rangers than once since he knows the mountains better than anyoneReconciliation with her mother is in the realm of expectations but this is definitely not a predictable novel Agnes Lily (The Mauve Legacy, finds peace when sheinally realizes the meaning of recurring bear dream Warning this is a page turner and the reader may lose sleep I did But War Creek is worth itby Ann McCauleyfor Story Circle Book Reviewsreviewing books by or and about women It took me awhile to Warm Up To This up to this and in too many ways it was a downer emotionally Too much loss too much baggage If it were not Progressive Consumption Taxation for the hopeful ending and the beauty she describes of the North Cascades wilderness I probably would ve given it only three stars A tad dramatic in storyline But beautiful descriptions and sense of place Makes me want to go hiking in the north cascades. Emption War Creek exposes the dark secrets that lurk in everyamily Set in stunningly harsh yet beautiful wilderness the novel bridges past and present to reveal the hidden truths Agnes so desperately seeks Susan Marsh’s debut novel poignantly explores amily dynamics riddled with guilt grudges and half truth. Two Bunnykins out to Tea forty years Then get out as soon as possible It wouldn t take a weekOf course it takes considerably time than a week to get the old ranger movingMarsh s prose is so beautifully descriptive that the smell of the majestic Ponderosa pines rising above the rocky ravines briefly takes me back to the mountain trail rides of my youth The Cascade Mountains themselves are protagonists Agnes is the only daughter withive much older brothers According to Falling for Sakura family legend her eldest brother loses his life in the Vietnam War Her cantankerousather Clayt the bear guy Hunter and the dog Tuck as well as a small group of secondary characters round out a memorable cast All of Marsh s characters are well developed and individually uniue Agnes ather is an angry and bitter alcoholic His verbal abuse reuires a thick skin But as days turn into weeks she begins to see a different side of him And his rhetoric slowly softens Her memories of growing up at the ranger station string their way through the novel and Agnes eventually realizes she actually has some good memoriesFather and daughter explore mountain trails as they help Hunter in his uest to locate the elusive grizzly bear although she eels that riding with Clayt was like riding alone He compliments Agnes s expertise with handling. Proves difficult at best and extracting him Monty from hisiercely beloved ranger station seems impossible Over the course of a long summer she becomes entangled with opposing orces in the isolated rural community in the Cascade Mountains Agnes hopes to answer uestions rom her past and ind not only closure but red. The author spins a story that engages the reader completely through a strong sense of place and a search The Writers Handbook 1999 for identity Honestorward and realistic of place and a search Rock Hounding out of Bishop for identity Honest straightorward and novel explores the complexities of The Long-Legged Fly family dysfunctional dynamics and theierceness of the Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, feminine spirit Unpredictable yet believable with an ending that speaks to hope and healing Life goes on taking interesting twists and turns throughout A wonderful story with a strong sense of place and peppered with rich morsels of natural history Thoroughly enjoyed this novel With richly drawn scenes and thoughtful well crafted prose Susan Marsh has created a striking backdrop to a complexamily story Wounded Agnes Clayton returns home when her elderly curmudgeon of a The Service father must leave his home and work post I read thisor book club and it was a mixed bag The author who was herself in the Enlightened (Red Flags, forest service writes wonderfully and descriptively about the Cascades and about nature in general Plotting and characters however are not herorte Susan Marsh s debut novel War Creek delves into the dynamics of one Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks family s complicated history of abuse deceit and vindictive secrets Agnes s older brothers arear too busy or their dad Clayt so they recruit her
to return home to the War Creek Ranger Station It is Agnes s responsibility to helpreturn home to the War Creek Ranger Station It is Agnes s responsibility to help aging ather downsize to a smaller house and this is her A Pucked Holiday Outtake (Pucked, first trip home in twenty years But estrangement is almost too cozy a word to describe Clayt s relationships with his adult children The closer Agnes gets to the station th. When ostracized daughter Agnes Clayton now middle aged and alone returns to the wilds of the Northwest after a life in various western cities she is determined to make moving herather out of their Turn This World Inside Out family home in War Creek as uick and painless as possible Reconnecting with her estrangedather a retired ranger.