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Isolated farm in upstate New York Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage her husband and four of her children murdered Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry another shot rings out over the snow covered valley Twelve year old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsibleA scorching.

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❮Read❯ ➪ The Kept Author James Scott – Getup-party.de Set in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century superb new talent James Scott makes his literary debut with The Kept a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje CoSet in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century superb new talent James Scott makes his literary debut with The Kept a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje Cormac McCarthy and Bonnie Jo Campbell in which a mother and her young son embark on a uest to avenge a terrible and violent tragedy that has shattered their secluded familyIn the winter of 1897 a trio of killers descends upon an.

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eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × James Scott earned his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College He has received awards from the Sewanee Writers' Conference the New York State Summer Writers Institute the Millay Colony the Saint Botolph Club the Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts ​His work has been short listed for

kept book The Kept eBookIsolated farm in upstate New York Midwife Elspeth Howell returns home to the carnage her husband and four of her children murdered Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry another shot rings out over the snow covered valley Twelve year old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsibleA scorching.

10 thoughts on “The Kept

  1. karen karen says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBooka four star that melted into a 35 by the end review to come if i ever get internet back at my placenope still no internet but it's fun to come to the office on weekendsthis book starts out strong it is 1897 in upstate new york a woman trudges through the deep snow to her isolated home after a prolonged absence only to find her husband and four of her children murdered their bodies scattered all over the house and yard the killers long gone after lying beside her husband's body for a time she realizes that she hasn't seen the body of her twelve year old son caleb in the wreckage and goes to find it performing small domestic tasks along the way in a haze of shock and guilt in the kitchen she is also shotshe comes to much later on the kitchen table with caleb standing over her removing the pellets from her body caleb had been hiding in the barn when his family was murdered and saw th


  2. Matt Matt says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookThe first time I came across James Scott’s The Kept was in a write up in either the The New York Times or The Washington Post I can’t remember which I just know it wasn’t The Onion The review as I recall was tepid at best But the book’s cover – now that was striking If there’s one thing to know about me it’s that I’m a borderline alcoholic If there’s two things it’s that I always always judge a book my its cover And The Kept’s caught my attention In the foreground is flat snowy ground At the horizon line stands a lonely simple log cabin the interior filled with orange flames – the only color in a monochrome of whites blacks and grays – that lick out the win


  3. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookThis is a very dark story set in the late 19th century in rural upstate New York The beginning is very brutal and very explicit and it is this that will set Elspeth the mother and Caleb who is still very young twelve or thirteen on a uest for vengeanceExtremely well written for a first novel it is very atmospheric and hard to forget The scenes the dialogue all are so


  4. switterbug (Betsey) switterbug (Betsey) says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookFrom the opening line of this striking debut novel the mood and voice are both haunting and laced with shame “Elspeth Howell was a sinner” It is three years shy of the turn of the twentieth century upstate New York bitterly cold and snowy with grey smudgy skies Elspeth is trudging miles from the train station to her family’s isolated home and she is carrying gifts for her five children and pious Bible uoting husband She’s been gone for four months not unusual for her midwifery practice As she rises up the crest of the last hill she sees her house“The small plateau seemed made for them chiseled by God for their security to hold them like a perfec


  5. Diane Diane says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookMeh I read about one third of this novel before I decided I just didn't care enough to continue It's historical fiction set in late 1800s


  6. Issicratea Issicratea says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookI thought at first that James Scott’s hyped first novel The Kept might turn out to be stunning The beginning was strikingly well written I thought—not so much the first few pages focalized through Elspeth as the longer subseuent section centered on her twelve year


  7. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookRedemptionHave you ever done something so wrong you felt you could never be forgiven and then set out to make things right or at least as right as they could be no matter what the cost? Almost every character in “The Kept” feels they have something to for which they must atone No one is exempt and in an odd wa


  8. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookDo not look past this book thinking it’s not your thing you don’t like historical fiction or the plot is not exciting you I overcame all these things and gave this a whirl and boy am I glad I didThe book just blew me away what a dark atmospheric emotional novel this is absolutely uniue from anything I have read for a long time It will stay with me for a while I still keep thinking back on this book and it's characters It's haunting and it's haunting meWhat's the book about? It is the winter of 1897 Elspeth Ho


  9. Stepheny Stepheny says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBookLAMEElspeth Howell is a midwife in the late 1800’s She travels far to go help mothers bring their sweet babies into the world She arrives back to her snowy home in upstate NY to find that her entire family has been brutally murdered As she stands on the verge of pushing open the kitchen door a gunshot goes off Is the killer still loose in the house? Is she dead?NoElspeth’s sole surviving son Caleb is a terrified 12 year old with


  10. Snotchocheez Snotchocheez says:

    eBook James Scott × The Kept Kindle â × kept book, The Kept eBook25 starsWay too much ambiguity and author James Scott's unnecessarily ornate writing style stand in the way of The Kept from being a novel to savor It's a sh


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