Confusing the Seasons

Confusing the Seasons by Dan Cavallari is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 31 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Contemporary Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In the immense solitude of his home in Northern Maine, Einar William Coates can hear his wife in the creaks in the walls and the settling of the stairs. He can smell her in the kitchen, can feel her in the wind that sneaks in through the single-paned windows in his bedroom. Now that this retired potato farmer from Northern Maine is alone in his home, his wife almost seems as alive in Einar’s house as she did in her own body. And in the darkest of times following Sarah Gamble Coates’s death, Einar understands no one really dies when they are dead. They simply move on to something else. In Sarah’s case, she moved on into the house—and into her husband.

But Einar also knows there can be no substitute for a wife, no moving on from one’s love. He knows that loneliness and despair, the two devils that come hand in hand, cannot be appeased by memories left in creaking wood or the smell of pillows.

When his two sons, Robert and Jason, pit themselves against each other in a brutal struggle of blood and family, Einar knows Sarah would have been better prepared to handle it. He knows he can only offer his stunted yet ultimately wise advice with the understanding that he cannot teach love to his sons, but instead can only hope to cultivate it when it develops in them. After all, they are no longer the young, rough-and-tumble boys they used to be. Instead, they are grown men facing the imperfections they bred in each other over the years.

A story about regaining hope, remembering love, and sacrificing everything in that pursuit, Confusing the Seasons follows the Coates men on a winter bound to guide them toward self-discovery—or self-destruction.

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