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Love of a Stonemason is a story about the struggle of two artists with their past, their family, their creativity, and their love for each other. Told from the point of view of Karla, it depicts the world through her painter's sensibility. It takes the reader on a journey full of sights, smells, tastes, and sounds from the south of Switzerland to Italy and the Peruvian Andes.
Posted June 28, 2011
Christa Polkinhorn's debut takes the reader on a journey of the heart across several lands. Vivid portraits of Europe and South America will sweep you to those exotic locales and have you experiencing the vibrancy of different cultures. But the heart of the story is the love between a man and woman, with all the challenges and triumphs, successes and failures, as well as the creative journeys of the two main characters. Highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 2, 2011
I've always liked travel/adventure, and the richly detailed settings of this novel really satisfied that aspect of myself! The build-up of the relationship and rendering of the topic of love is done in a way that's old-schoolish. Old-schoolish does not necessarily = boring. Recently (especially in the YA genre), I haven't really gotten into the whole sync where the characters suddenly are attracted to each other, and start professing their undying love for each other. What ever happened to the art of conversation, and getting to know a person inside out before embarking on/settling into a more serious relationship?
I thought those concepts went very well with the characters as artists too. The at-times stormy passion was balanced off with more tender moments (both being characteristic of those with "artistic temperaments"). Lots of art, lots of culture, lots of perspectives; nicely done :)
Posted March 30, 2011
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