Where the Souls Go

Where the Souls Go[KINDLE] ✽ Where the Souls Go By Ann Hite – Oaklandjobs.co.uk At the age of ten Annie Todd finds not only is her mother uite mad but that Annie has inherited an unusual legacy The ghost of a young girl visits Annie in her new home deep in the mountains of Wester At the age of ten Annie Todd finds not only is her mother uite mad but that Annie has inherited an unusual legacy The ghost of a young girl visits Annie in her new home deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina where Annies mother Grace Jean has hidden them away from the life they used to know Annie finds an unlikely ally in Where the PDF or Pearl a young woman who keeps house in Annies new home The secrets that surround Pearl take Annies mind off her loneliness and soon her family history is revealed to her Where the Souls Go is Ann Hites third novel set in Black Mountain North Carolina Readers who loved GHOST ON BLACK MOUNTAIN Hites first novel will find many of the characters familiar This book follows three generations of the Pritchard family not only telling the story of how Hobbs Pritchard became the villain of Black Mountain but highlighting womens struggles in Appalachia beginning in the Depression Era and ending in the mid sixties. People here believe the mountain collects the souls of people who have a special gift the folks who hear the mountain's voice35 stars I really love this author I love that her southern books are filled with seers healers haints spells and witches but also with strong but broken women Ann Hite also never shares this story in a linear way instead she starts at the end and we the stories interweave with each other The only reason it rates lower than her other books is that I read the last two to close together and the ending did not pack the same punch as Ghost on Black Mountain If you enjoy southern books please do yourself a favor and try one of this authors books Ann Hite expertly weaves the stories of three generations of Appalachian women using a common thread of supernatural senses and experiences dashed hopes and dreams and ultimately goodness and healing While the characters' lives are intermingled and sometimes complexly so each narrative stands strong on its own Hite makes it is easy to immerse oneself into the lives of the characters and somewhere in the midst of that magic the details fall beautifully into placeI highly recommend reading Ann Hite's Ghost On Black Mountain first to better acuaint yourself with the Pritchard family You need to know Hobbs; you need to hate him and all that he stands for to get the full concentrated effect of Hite's Black Mountain experience Truly Ann Hite rolls out the red carpet for the imagination and the result is stunning All of the beautiful mountain language wrapped up in prose that reads like pure poetry at times telling a tale straight out of the hills with as many twists and turns as a rocky mountain trail You'll want to climb it for sure for the views are all breathtaking And like a mountain you never know what is around the next corner Ann keeps us in suspense while painting a canvas of the magnificent place that is Black Mountain Magical Another great read by Ann Hite Sometimes you finish a book that takes you with it and leaves you sad to be moving on Where the Souls Go is one of those books Even though the Pritchard women's stories are horrifying I felt immersed in their worlds and will be thinking about them long after I have turned that last page Another fantastic Black Mountain novel Thank you Ann Hite This is the third novel set in Ann Hite's Black Mountain Multiple viewpoints allow you inside all the characters' thoughts and you understand why they act the way they do I liked this but didn't love it as much as I did her earlier two books Still a good read though This book follows the lives of several women from the same family over almost a century However it is told completely out of order and context in several points of view All these women are idiots who put themselves in crapy places in life and don't do anything about it but hope that it will compel their children to have a better life but don't do anything to help them and often are the cause their daughters make the same or worse choices than they do They are all spineless doormats who keep secrets about their past and expect that will keep their children safe then chastise them for making the same mistakes they did There is no real plot to these tidbits of all these women's lives there is no moral and no real conflict to resolve since they do nothing about the mess they are in None of the characters are fully formed and I couldn't connect with any of them The dialogue is simple and there aren't a lot of details or descriptions There are 3 books in this grouping about these women and the area they live in and I don't think I'll be reading the last as it appears to be just like this one which was just like the first one only with different women of the same family All of them are the same just married to different men All the stories are the same just at different time periods Lather rinse repeat is the subject of these stories and these books and I am done thank you Where the Souls Go is a tale of secrets and tragedy within a family It seems that each generation of this family has a secret to keep from AzLeigh to Grace Jean and Pearl and finally Annie Todd who tries to figure out why her family is touched by tragedy and who the ghost girl is who seems to be attached to them Through the stories of these characters we slowly discover why each woman is the way that she is what tragedy has molded and shaped her and what difficult choices she made to survive In this book good and evil were not always black and white and good people sometimes did bad things for good reasons As you learn about this seemingly cursed family you come to realize that each of us carries of load that nobody else sees and that perhaps the way to lighten the load is to tell others about it This was a well written story of a family with many ghosts and perhaps a touch of magic Here's the deal with this book The story was fine but it took so long to figure out how these characters were related to characters in Hite's previous book that it near about drove me crazy I really did worry about the state of my memory because I couldn't remember any of the names Then I spent half the time wishing there was a family tree in the beginning of the book so I could figure out who these people were At around 80% in it hit me that I wasn't supposed to know until the end who they were but I still didn't like that I think it would have been easier to be empathic towards these ladies if we knew who they were Or maybe that's the point is to view our judgements of others? The end made up for the beginning I've read all of Ann Hite's books and one e novella published before this one and I think this is the best so far All her books take place primarily in the Black Mountain Swannoa Gap area and many of the same characters are in different books Where the Souls Go concerns three generations of girlswomen Their stories are told in reverse chronological order We experience them as grandmother mother and child and the ghost girl that all of them are able to talk to Ann Hite has created a Faulkner type of intersecting novels that someday I will reread one after the other to keep all the characters in my head

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  • 383 pages
  • Where the Souls Go
  • Ann Hite
  • English
  • 15 January 2014
  • 9780881465389