Ways to Hide in Winter

Ways to Hide in Winter

In a remote corner of Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a fugitive from Uzbekistan, setting in motion this suspenseful, atmospheric, politically-charged debut After a freak car accident left her widowed, Kathleen has retreated to Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, where she works in an isolated corner of the state park. There she meets a stranger who In a remote corner of Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a fugitive from Uzbekistan, setting in mo...

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Title:Ways to Hide in Winter
Author:Sarah St. Vincent
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1612197205
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Ways to Hide in Winter Reviews

  • Lisa
    Jan 03, 2019
    A humane and?in spite of some intense violence?gentle novel that explores the growing friendship between a young widow and a refugee from Uzbekistan, each side of the relationship framed by the the punishing load of secrets they both carry, all set against the winter landscape of r...
  • Linda
    Jan 14, 2019
    Kathleen works in a small convenience store in the off-the-beaten-path wooded mountains of Pennsylvania. A hostel is across the parking lot, providing simple accommodations for the many hikers and hunters who come through. But winter has come, and there's not much business. The remote ...
  • Jay
    Nov 29, 2018
    The icy stillness of the landscape doesn't hint at the inner turmoil experienced by the main characters. Kathleen and Danya are recovering, each from their own extended imprisonment in situations they never imagined their lives could become. To reconcile the consequences of their capti...
  • Jessica Sullivan
    Dec 17, 2018
    ?Beautiful places are just like anywhere else. People still suffer.? This is an incredibly nuanced literary thriller that relies on complex human dynamics instead of the typical gimmicks that have come to be expected from this genre. I absolutely loved it. Following an accid...
  • Shirley
    Dec 22, 2018
    4+ stars. Beautiful descriptive writing with a protagonist adept at both knowing and lying to herself? mystery story unfolds as she unfolds her own painful story to be resolved. The author is a human rights attorney and currently researches national security and surveillance for Huma...
  • Linda Robinson
    Nov 28, 2018
    Another interesting find on the new book shelf at the library. There are more books on those shelves than the rest of the year, so it took longer to find. The title got my attention, and it is a debut by a woman writer. Read it in one day and then gave it a day to mull over what I thin...
  • Larry
    Nov 16, 2018
    One of the more ominous characters in this bleak book observes early on that "just because you're used to this place don't mean it ain't dangerous" (p. 30). And what if the narrator, one of those moved used to her place, is badly damaged goods, both physically and emotionally? How she ...
  • Amy
    Dec 19, 2018
    Immediately, the writing style of this book grabbed me. St.Vincent?s style is clear without being simplistic and her sentences provide imagery giving life to a place very far from regular urbanity. This is a successful novel that draws the reader in and continues to simmer throughout...
  • donna
    Jan 02, 2019
    This is exactly the kind of book I love to read. I enjoy strong female characters working on survival in their own ways after a major loss. In this case, the character is a young woman in her 20s working at a store in a Pennsylvania state park that barely sees anyone for days in the wi...
  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 05, 2018
    The gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains in Pennsylvania provide a perfect place for Kathleen to hide and attempt to heal herself.Taking care of her elderly, ill grandmother, estranged from her parents, she has few friends. A horrible accident has left her with many scars, screws and other pi...
  • Emma
    Dec 31, 2018
    I can't really be objective, here, but this was a very engaging read and Sarah captures the sense of place of this remote Pennsylvania outpost extremely well. Lots of lovely character details throughout, and the mood of the story will stay with me for some time. ...
  • Mike Finn
    Dec 22, 2018
    From the start, "How To Hide In Winter" is strong on atmosphere: isolated - cold - damaged and with more damage to come - a history like a shadow beneath the ice on the lake. The story is told through the eyes Kathleen, a young woman working alone in the only store still open in ...
  • Ana María
    Dec 31, 2018
    "In the end, I found it hard to imagine what else I could have been. And yet, I would stand at the window, feeling somehow as though the person I had been, some essential part of myself, were floating away, and that there was nothing I could do to stop it. It spun itself out from the c...
  • Beth
    Aug 01, 2018
    This was intense! Really well done: thoughtful, complex, and compelling. It didn't have any of the trendy tricks of today's psychological suspense (unreliable narrator, "ooooh, she's been talking to dead people!" or the painfully obvious cinematic climax). Just pure character-driven co...
  • lisa
    Sep 26, 2018
    I don't think I ever felt as close to these characters as I was supposed to, but the story kept me interested, and it read much more quickly than I thought it would. A young woman living in near isolation in a small town in western Pennsylvania slowly becomes friends with a mysterious ...
  • Dena
    Dec 04, 2018
    I have to say that I was a little disappointed by this book. As I was reading it, I guess I kept expecting more...a little more description, a little more about how the characters were feeling. It just felt like something was missing and I really only finished it to say I did and find ...
  • Rana
    Dec 30, 2018
    I don't know if this was a synopsis-writing fail or a synopsis-reading fail but it definitely wasn't the cliched thriller I was expecting. Instead, a beautiful treatise on grief, loss, stength, and (the most exciting part for me) Pennsylvania mountain winters. ...
  • Tracy
    Dec 31, 2018
    A quickly told but compelling story, reminiscent of things like "Summer of My German Soldier" with a modern twist ...
  • Tamra
    Dec 24, 2018
    Definitely a literary mystery that slowly reveals the complicated nature of human beings. Awesome writing, what a debut! ...
  • Kate
    Dec 01, 2018
    Easy, fast read. Hard to put down. Very well written. The words just seem to flow through the story. I appreciate that the author didn?t write more than was necessary to tell the story. I would definitely look forward to another from this author! ...
  • Kurt Kemmerer
    Jan 07, 2019
    An absolutely stunning exploration of domestic abuse, recovery, human frailty, family history and the ways it repeats itself, all meshed with similar concerns regarding the larger world and its governments. Somehow, St. Vincent put it all together and made it work with incredible craft...
  • Teresa Fuhrer
    Jan 03, 2019
    A debut novel by Sarah St Vincent. She's a great wordsmith and her writing is so evocative of not only nature but the inner life of the protagonist, Kathleen. You do not find out what happened to Kathleen until near the end an it is that intrigue that keeps the pages turning. The local...
  • Cdhutson
    Jan 05, 2019
    This was a difficult book to get into. It seemed to ramble a lot at the beginning but if you keep going you will be rewarded ...
  • Juliet Fletcher
    Dec 22, 2018
    Terror, in all its subtle forms, charges Ways to Hide in Winter, a debut novel by Sarah St.Vincent set deep in Pennsylvania?s Blue Ridge Mountains. Read my full review at Criminal Element: https://www.criminalelement.com/book-... ...
  • Chris Mara
    Dec 17, 2018
    There?s not a whole lot going on in this book, especially at the beginning, and the characters are few; they are rather quiet and lonely souls, secluded from the mainstream, and are well worn or worn down. However, in time, so much more is revealed about the inner secrets of these pe...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Jan 03, 2019
    ??If this were the last thing you ever saw, would you be happy??? Kathleen, a young woman who lives with her ailing grandmother, has buried herself in a town hidden in the beautiful wilderness of Pennsylvania. In a community that seems unable to understand or even to think...
  • KDV
    Dec 09, 2018
    Incredible book. One of my very favorites of this year, perhaps tied with All the Names They Used for God. Exactly the kind of writing I am always looking for: concise & powerful. Achingly beautiful, achingly sad. SO GOOD! ...
  • Gabrielle Jarrett
    Dec 24, 2018
    I don't know if Ways to Hide in Winter is amazing, I do know I loved it very much! A 27 year old woman struggles to survive and become whole again after a disastrous accident that kept her in the hospital for months. Her husband, Amos was killed in the accident. Kathleen lives in const...
  • Lachmi Khemlani
    Dec 01, 2018
    Very well written debut novel which draws from the author's work as a human rights attorney. See my full take at: https://bookswehaveread.com/2018/12/0... ...
  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    Nov 26, 2018
    Kathleen is still only in her 20s, but she feels like an old woman most of the time. Ever since her husband?s death in a car accident that also left her deeply wounded (and addicted to the opioids she used to manage her chronic pain), she spends most of her days alone, moving as litt...