"It's called a desire path," she said, indicating a trace of beaten earth that disappeared into the woods. "A landscaping term my mother used. Not 'shortcut'—that implies convenience. Desire is rarely a convenience."
Set in the Depression and WW II's aftermath, A Desire Path links a love affair between a married woman and a union organizer with the crisis a famous female journalist faces trying to decide whether to join the Communist Party. Two stories of conflicted loyalties, each a journey along a desire path.
"This is a remarkable piece of work--one you'll want to share with friends and reading groups. Shapin’s novel captures the messy politics and passions of three exceptional people at a time when deep emotions were often stultified and repressed as worker rights and Communist orthodoxy took center stage in the lives of many thoughtful Americans. "
-- Paula Duffy, former publisher, The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster
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Stop by the Other Tour Stops:
Tuesday, November 6th: The Book Garden
Thursday, November 8th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Thursday, November 15th: StephTheBookworm
Monday, November 19th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, November 26th: Dwell in Possibility
Tuesday, November 27th: World’s Strongest Librarian
Wednesday, November 28th: Lavish Bookshelf
Tuesday, December 4th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, December 5th: From L.A. to LA
Thursday, December 6th: A Fair Substitute for Heaven
Monday, December 10th: Paperback Princess
Tuesday, December 11th: The Book Bag
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