The Painted Table Blog Tour/Giveaway

7 Jan

The Painted Table

The Painted Table by Suzanne Field

Blog tour information and schedule: http://litfusegroup.com/author/sfield

Synopsis:

A beautiful heirloom ingrained with family memory has become a totem of a life Saffee would rather forget—a childhood disrupted by her mother’s mental illness. Saffee does not want the table. By the time she inherits the object of her mother’s obsession, the surface is thick with haphazard layers of paint, and heavy with unsettling memories.

After a childhood spent watching her mother slide steadily into insanity, painting and re-painting the ancient table, Saffee has come to fear that seeds of psychosis may lie dormant within her. But as an adult with a family of her own, Saffee must confront her mother’s torment if she wants to defend herself against it.

Traversing four generations over the course of a century, The Painted Table is an epic portrait of inherited memory, proclivity, and guilt. It is a sprawling narrative affirmation that a family artifact—like a family member—can bear the marks of one’s entire past . . . as well as intimations of one’s redemption.

Purchase your copy: http://ow.ly/rIosh

Thoughts:

The Painted Table is a haunting tale of life, mental illness, and redemption.  Suzanne Field vividly portrays the feelings of the characters and the devastating, lingering effects of mental illness. 

At the center of this story is a family heirloom that has been passed through the generations.  A table that once was crafted and given with love becomes a symbol of insanity and obsession.  As an adult, with a family of her own, Saffee begins to realize that things can be different…that she can be different.  Fear, like the stains of paint, can be stripped away and true nature and beauty can be revealed. 

The Painted Table is a candid portrayal of mental illness and its message is one of redeeming love.     

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.

About the Author:

Suzanne FieldSuzanne Field, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, has taught English as a Second Language in China, Ukraine, and Hawaii. She has also been a magazine editor and home-school teacher. She and her husband have five children and divide their time between Kansas and Hawaii where she is a tutor and mentor.

Learn more about Suzanne at: https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneFieldThePaintedTable

 

Suzanne Field is celebrating her novel, The Painted Table, with a beautiful hand-painted table giveaway!

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One winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on January 18th. Winner will be announced January 20th on Thomas Nelson’s Facebook Page.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by check the TNZ Facebook Page on the 20th to see if you won.

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