The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

by Rayme Waters

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ISBN-13: 9780985154882
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Born in San Francisco, Rayme Waters spent much of her youth in Northern California as well as a few years in Sweden. Previously nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Dzanc Best of the Web Award for her short story �The Watertower�.

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The Angels' Share 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
covergurl More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for a late summer weekend, when the nights are just starting to get cooler and the Wine Country crush is in the offing. Rayme Waters knows her stuff - The Angel's Share transported me to a Sonoma Valley vineyard and her evocative writing made me want to settle in and stay. Her characters are memorable, the language rich and gorgeous. Waters sucessfully alternates between the main character's past and present, painting a clear picture of how Cinnamon Monday, the daughter of part-time, bohemian parents, ends up working in a Sonoma vineyard as a means of saving herself. It would be easy to blame Cinnamon's destructive spiral on several characters in the book, but Waters is too good a writer for that. Instead, she serves up a supporting cast of complex, fully-realized characters, sometimes trying to do their best; other times self-centered and destructive, but always interesting. How Cinnamon battles her demons and chooses to start living again by re-establishing a connection to her favorite literary heroines, by returning to the land that is the strongest link to her past and her present, and by reconsidering friendships offered by both a caring stranger and an estranged cousin, makes for a compelling read full of twists and turns, with an ending well worthy of a toast.
Litwriter More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate that I started this book right before a long day of travel, which allowed me to read most of it in one sitting. I found the evolution of Cinnamon, the protagonist, from child to adult compelling because of the many occasions of self-sabotage along the way. The straight and narrow holds no appeal for adolescent Cinnamon, leading to a narrative fraught with tension. Particularly evocative are the scenes involving drug use, esp. meth. Waters' descriptions, while never gratuitous or overwrought, made my skin crawl. A great read and an auspicious debut from a talented writer!
momto4KR More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written story that had me engaged from start to finish. Loved it!