5 CALICO STARS
“The first few words of every story are always the hardest.”
When reading Amy Harmon, I can always count on being emotionally moved and stripped bare yet feeling like I’m better for it. This is a story about Moses Wright, a mixed-race, crack baby abandoned by his mother in a basket in a laundromat. Moses is shuffled from one family member to another until his maternal grandmother takes him in at age 18. She lives in a small town in Utah consisting of mostly white people.
Georgia Shepherd, is a 17 year old horse whisperer who aspires to be the best barrel racer and one day, a vet. She’s not like those in her small town and wants nothing than to be Moses’ friend.
“Georgia who was a little wild, more than a little blunt, and full of life.”
Both Georgia and Moses are forces on their own. Georgia is not your typical girl...
...and Moses is an extraordinary painter; gifted in ways beyond belief.
“A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. A story flawed and fractured, crazy and cracked, and most of all a love story.”
Colour, paint and water are ever present as metaphors and analogies for this beautifully, heartbreaking story; bringing the canvas to life with the ebb and flow of Moses and Georiga’s story.
“If I were to paint you, I would use every color.”
I highly recommend this book!
This was a BR with the Canaries!