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Love of a Stonemason By Christa Polkinhorn,

  • Title: Love of a Stonemason
  • Author: Christa Polkinhorn
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The young painter, Karla Bocelli, is all to familiar with loss When she was five years old, her mother died in a car crash in the south of Switzerland Her Peruvian father lives at the other end of the world, and a year ago, her aunt and guardian passed away Now, at age twenty four, Karla almost gets hit by a speeding car As if this wasn t fateful enough, Andreas, the dThe young painter, Karla Bocelli, is all to familiar with loss When she was five years old, her mother died in a car crash in the south of Switzerland Her Peruvian father lives at the other end of the world, and a year ago, her aunt and guardian passed away Now, at age twenty four, Karla almost gets hit by a speeding car As if this wasn t fateful enough, Andreas, the driver, turns out to be a sculptor and carver of tombstones In spite of his profession, Andreas is anything but morbid Quick tempered and intense, he exudes a rough and tumble energy After a tumultuous start of their relationship, Karla comes to see in Andreas the rock in her life, the perfect antidote to her fears of abandonment and bouts of depression Andreas, however, wrestles with his own ghosts an alcoholic father who abused him as a child and his own fits of anger Together, the two artists must confront the demons that haunt them Love of a Stonemason is a story about the struggle of two artists with their past, their family, their creativity, and their love for each other Told from the point of view of Karla, it depicts the world through her painter s sensibility It takes the reader on a journey full of sights, smells, tastes, and sounds from the south of Switzerland to Italy and the Peruvian Andes.
    Love of a Stonemason The young painter Karla Bocelli is all to familiar with loss When she was five years old her mother died in a car crash in the south of Switzerland Her Peruvian father lives at the other end of the

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    1. The first thing that went through my mind when I finished this book on Friday night was simply Wow I felt like I had been told a full story and while I wanted of Karla and Andreas at the end, the story really was complete I don t know when was the last time I truly felt that when I finished a book Ms Polkinhorn did a magnificient job crafting this story and getting it on the page The characters, scenery and happenings in the book really came alive for me and I felt like I was watching and feeli [...]

    2. This book is lovely and full of grace Set mostly in Switzerland, with detours to Italy and Peru, LOVE OF A STONEMASON is about the relationship between Karla, a painter, and Andreas, a stonemason After a chance encounter that seems at first like a meet cute device though it isn t it introduces a theme that weaves throughout the novel , they live together, fight, commit mutual infidelity, get back together, marry, have two children, and grow as artists and people Christa Polkinhorn is insightful [...]

    3. Reading Christa Polkinhorn s Love of a Stonemason is an inner visual experience Not only will you see locales in Switzerland, Peru, and Italy, but also, because her main characters are artists, you ll feel you ve toured a gallery of paintings and sculpture.Karla, the painter, and Andreas, the stonemason, meet in what at first appears to be a typical romance plot device, but it s not These characters have depth, which the author portrays with sensitivity and realism The darkness in their pasts th [...]

    4. I ve always liked travel adventure, and the richly detailed settings of this novel really satisfied that aspect of myself The build up of the relationship and rendering of the topic of love is done in a way that s old schoolish Old schoolish does not necessarily boring Recently especially in the YA genre , I haven t really gotten into the whole sync where the characters suddenly are attracted to each other, and start professing their undying love for each other What ever happened to the art of c [...]

    5. This was a tale of loss, love, and life told beautifully by Christa The characters are a touching blend of imperfect and real.The author s attention to detail is impecable and makes you feel as if you are traveling along with Karla and Andreas It s one of those books to take you away.I loved Christa s smooth writing style and ability to make me feel emotional throughout the story.If you are looking for a tale that has a realistic representation of life and love then you may want to check his one [...]

    6. Christa Polkinhorn s debut takes the reader on a journey of the heart across several lands Vivid portraits of Europe and South America will sweep you to those exotic locales and have you experiencing the vibrancy of different cultures But the heart of the story is the love between a man and woman, with all the challenges and triumphs, successes and failures, as well as the creative journeys of the two main characters Highly recommended Scott Nicholson

    7. Love of a Stonemason Review by Martha A Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds Dessert She saw the car just as she stepped into the crosswalk An old beat up Fiat screeched to a stop within a few inches away from her Karla jumped back and dropped her portfolio, spilling its content onto the pavement Her heart thudded and she took deep breaths, trying to calm the queasy feeling in her stomach That smell Burnt rubber A young man got out of the car and stared at her, st [...]

    8. I was in therapy the other day aka web surfing for mindless crap and ran across a quote that sent off a flare in my mind For the past couple of days I have been reading Christa Polkinhorn s debut novel Love of a Stonemason and try as I might, I couldn t peg a witty or otherwise enchanting way of wording its message, and then I ran into this I don t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them [...]

    9. 431p The talented young painter, Karla Bocelli, is all too familiar with loss When she was five years old, her mother died in a car crash in the south of Switzerland Her Peruvian father lives at the other end of the world, and a year ago, her aunt and guardian passed away Now, at age twenty four, Karla almost gets hit by a speeding car As if this wasn t fateful enough, Andreas, the driver, turns out to be a sculptor and carver of tombstones In spite of his profession, Andreas is anything but mor [...]

    10. Read Jan 2012 Wanted a simple escape This provided it, but it was not a standout Somewhat interesting characters, surroundings, circumstances in Switzerland and travels to Peru But the cast of characters did not move nor inspire me.

    11. the author had a thing to make everyone important to Karlas life pass away but over all a nice story She put in sex then I cared for but but worth the free price.

    12. Gave up on it It just lacked depth and lost its interest well before the halfway point Nice writing style, though Loved the descriptions Story just didn t do it for me.

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