The Uneven Road: Book Two of First Light by Linda CardilloThe Uneven Road: Book Two of First Light by Linda Cardillo

The Uneven Road: Book Two of First Light

byLinda Cardillo

Paperback | March 31, 2016

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Innisfree—the wild and isolated land on Chappaquiddick Island where Josiah Monroe grew up—was the only place where he felt he belonged.

And now it was gone.

When his parents make the painful decision to sell the land—the symbol of his mixed Wampanoag and Irish heritage—Josiah abandons the island in anger. As he makes his way on the uneven road beyond Innisfree, he uncovers family secrets and seeks to redefine himself in a wider, more dangerous world.

Linda Cardillo is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed novels DANCING ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, ACROSS THE TABLE and THE BOAT HOUSE CAFÉ, as well as novellas and children's fiction. Linda's 2014 novel, THE BOAT HOUSE CAFÉ, is the opening book in her FIRST LIGHT series. Book Two, THE UNEVEN ROAD, will be available in sprin...
Title:The Uneven Road: Book Two of First LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.84 inPublished:March 31, 2016Publisher:Bellastoria Press LLPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942209231

ISBN - 13:9781942209232


Table of Contents

THE UNEVEN ROADTABLE OF CONTENTS 1955Cape PogueMartha's VineyardChapter 1 "On the grey sand beside the shallow stream"Josiah Chapter 2 "I have walked and prayed for this young child"Mae Chapter 3 "The key is turned on our uncertainty" Mae Chapter 4 "Walking with slow steps" Mae 1957Wampanoag Burial GroundChappaquiddick Chapter 5 "You tread on my dreams" Josiah 1960InnisfreeChappaquiddick IslandChapter 6 "The cold wet winds ever blowing" Mae 1961Cove MeadowChappaquiddickChapter 7 "A fire was in my head" Mae Chapter 8 "A frenzied drum" Josiah Chapter 9 "I have nothing but the embittered sun" Mae 1961Boston Chapter 10 "I only ask what way my journey lies" Josiah Chapter 11 "Love is the crooked thing" Mae Chapter 12 "Dance upon the level shore" Mae Chapter 13 "A prayer for my daughter" Mae Chapter 14 "Someone called me by my name" Josiah 1961Cove MeadowChappaquiddickChapter 15 "All disheveled wandering stars" Josiah 1962Cove Meadow/InnisfreeChappaquiddickChapter 16 "These are the clouds" Mae Chapter 17 "My wall is loosening" Tobias Chapter 18 "Here we will moor our lonely ship" Izzy Chapter 19 "While day its burden on to evening bore" Tobias Chapter 20 "A grey gull lost its fear and flew" Izzy Chapter 21 "Together in that hour of gentleness" Mae 1963Dak ToSouth VietnamChapter 22 "And the cries of unknown perishing armies beat about my ears"Josiah 1963Cove MeadowChappaquiddickChapter 23 "Gaze no more in the bitter glass" Mae Chapter 24 "She carries in the candles" Mae Chapter 25 "Go gather by the humming sea" Tobias Chapter 26 "Let us try again" Mae Chapter 27 "Now all the truth is out" Josiah 1964Western MassachusettsChapter 28 "Once more the storm is howling" Josiah 1964Boston and NorthamptonChapter 29 "A hunger for the apple on the bough" Izzy Chapter 30 "Moments of glad grace" Josiah 1965Northampton and Chappaquiddick Chapter 31 "And he had known at last some tenderness" Josiah 1969Amherst and Boston Chapter 32 "The darkness drops again" Josiah Chapter 33 "The labyrinth of her days" Mae Chapter 34 "Courage equal to desire" Josiah 1970Cove MeadowChappaquiddickEpilogue Josiah

Editorial Reviews

"A measured, riveting tale, written in a confident, impassioned voice." - Kirkus Reviews"The Uneven Road is a sophisticated coming-of-age novel that intersects with historical events of this period. . . . written with verve and intelligence. Cardillo carefully constructs The Uneven Road with rich characterizations, diverging and interlocking plot elements, and fine attention to detail that explores family dynamics and the search for individual identity. . . .Captivatingly infused with often raw emotions and haunting memories of race, heritage, culture, and family dynamics, The Uneven Road, scatters its characters over time and place and draws them back together again with enduring values of family love and respect for heritage." - Chanticleer Book Reviews