The Cassandra

The Cassandra

by Sharma Shields


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ISBN-13: 9781250197412
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 200,158
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Sharma Shields holds an MFA from the University of Montana. She is the author of the short story collection Favorite Monster, winner of the 2011 Autumn House Fiction Prize, and the novel The Sasquatch Hunters’ Almanac, winner of the Washington State Book Award. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, Electric Literature, and more. Shields has worked in independent bookstores and public libraries throughout Washington State. She lives in Spokane with her husband and children.

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The Cassandra: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Ms-Hurst 3 months ago
I absolutely devoured this book. At first it seems a simple coming of age type story. Mildred wants adventure and to get out from under the control of her mother and sister. We find she is socially awkward and a little different. Then we find she is a lot different. She has visions that lead her through the story. These visions and her inability to get anyone to listen to her have shaped her life and her mind. We are constantly, from that point on, told that we have no idea who Mildred really is. So I couldn't put it down. There was so much about it, quirky and hopeful and unpleasant and dark, that tears you in so many directions. The horror of war. The horror of being different. The horror of men. The horror of women. All of them so completely connected with the Manhattan Project and the mythology of the Cassandra. What that did to Mildred... You sometimes really pulled for her though you were never really sure of how reliable her account of any of it could be. Cruelty was everywhere and everyone played their parts. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read and review this book. Thank you to Sharma Shields, it couldn't have always been easy to write, to the publishers, and to Netgalley for my copy.
lee2staes 3 months ago
Fascinating & Spellbinding This is a good, fast enjoyable read. Funny and Tender. The plot is very provocative and kept my attention throughout. It is a very emotional book. I love this book. I couldn’t put it down. I want to read more of this author.