Recommended Romance Literary Fiction Reviews

The Stitching Of Sofina By Elizabeth Pulford

Recommended Romance Literary Fiction

Recommend  for the coveted BookViral Crimson Quill. To make your recommendation simply click on the award badge below..…. 

  • ASIN: ‎ B09282PXHC
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 468 pages
  • Genre: Romance Literary Fiction

 

The BookViral Review:

Three women, three times, three places. All linked by a doll called Sofina and the scene is set for what proves to be an exceptional novel from Elizabeth Pulford

Combining masterful writing, luminous characterization, narrative intelligence and a superb enveloping plot The Stitching of Sofina’s cumulative emotional power takes readers by surprise, capturing us unawares in its ability to move us as deeply as it does.

The twin themes of The Stitching of Sofina are the strength of familial bonds, especially the bond of love, and the gift of legacy that the dying make to the living, with something fierce, noble and deeply affecting in Pulford’s prose.

She doesn’t try to force Yana’s, Eleanora-Rose’s and Anna’s stories to parallel one another. It’s more like a meditation on separate lives linked by a mystery that creates a powerful mosaic of images that gradually resolves itself into a haunting tale of tragedy and loss. And on this level, The Stitching of Sofina is less about a story or a plot than it is about perception, prejudices and change.

She asks what does it means to be born as a woman, or a man? To be born at one time instead of another? To be born into wealth, or into poverty, or into the traditions of a particular nation. And by fracturing her timeline Pulford isolates key moments in the lives of her characters so that they have to stand alone. Reminding us that so much of what makes us ourselves is implanted at an early age, and is hard to break free from.

An accomplished novel that grips us, moves us and entertains us. The Stitching of Sofina is unreservedly recommended.

Recommended Book Reviews
In The BookViral Spotlight

Time Travel Science Fiction

Time Travel Science Fiction

Exploring multiple dimensions has become a popular theme in science fiction and the superhero universe but it takes something special to really stand out and Bolton has this covered with Folder proving a concept with endless possibilities.

Read More »
Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Strikingly original and cheekily ambitious Tony Rudd’s Aspergers Assemble:The OVIBOS Apocalypse delivers a science fiction geeks smorgasbord of a novel! Grounded with real world relevance and exciting at the same time with Rudd invalidating character tropes to take us on an adventure that proves wholly entertaining.

Read More »

Author Publishing Tips & Recommended Book Reviews

Fiction and immortality
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Life and Death – living forever.

We are constantly and enduringly fascinated with fictional accounts of parallel existence, alternative realities and genetic engineering. Films such as ‘The Fountain’ present immortality as attainable, whilst books such as ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak) explore the nature of death, in this case by death himself acting as narrator.

Read More »
What Makes A Great Plot?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

What Makes A Good Plot?

You know the ones! The edge of your seat, knuckle gnawing, nail biting books. So, what makes for a good plot. Is there a magic recipe? Or is it just potluck?

Read More »
Books Of Enchantment
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Books Of Enchantment

As the years advance, I have lost count of how many books I’ve read but on reflection, it hardly seems relevant. What is truly noteworthy is how many leave a lasting impression on us.

Read More »

Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives. 

© Copyright 2019 BookViral Reviews. All Rights Reserved.