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Last Ride to Graceland
前往格雷斯蘭的最後列車
版本: 平裝352頁  2016 年 5 月 24 日  Gallery Books出版
內容介紹

◎ 亞馬遜書店讀者平均4.8顆星高分推薦!

 

一個關於身世的不解之謎,
一場穿越時空的公路之旅;
一顆神秘的石頭碎片,
一路引領至謎底的盡頭!

 

如果有一天你發現---貓王可能是自己的爸爸??!

 

藍調歌手可芮‧安斯沃思(Cory Ainsworth),在母親去世後百賴無聊的過著日子,直到某日,她在南卡羅來納州的老家,發現了一個石頭碎片…而這碎片竟是…艾維斯·普利斯萊-巨星貓王的遺物!可芮‧安斯沃思發現這神秘的碎片中不僅藏有自己的身世謎底,也藏了貓王在世最後一天的縮影,她決定親自去解開這一切!

 

也許這一切不是巧合?可芮‧安斯沃思的母親哈尼(Honey),在貓王過世的那一天,和他同時處於格雷斯蘭市,而在那天之後,哈尼便回到家鄉波弗特海和高中時的戀人結婚。究竟曾經熱愛自由喜歡流連在外地的母親,在那天之前發生了些什麼事呢?順著揭開自己身世的渴望,可芮‧安斯沃思駕車踏上了公路之旅,試圖循出37年前母親哈尼的路線,以及自己曲折坎坷的身世之謎!

作者介紹

金‧萊特(Kim Wright), 為一美國作家,現居住於北卡羅萊納州。過去知名的著作有《愛在空氣中》(暫譯,Love in Mid Air,2011)、《意外的華爾滋》(暫譯,The Unexpected Waltz,2014)、《坎特伯雷的姐妹》(暫譯,The Canterbury Sisters,2015)等小說。

 

金·萊特也擅長於旅行寫作,曾榮獲兩次勞爾·湯姆斯獎(Lowell Thomas Award),她特別喜歡書寫旅遊、美食、品酒等題材,文章時常刊登於相關類型雜誌如Wine SpectatorSelf Travel & LeisureVogue時尚雜誌。

書評

"Kim Wright takes us on a mother-daughter road trip with a twist, moving both through time and across the south as a young woman retraces her mother's route to find herself...the real treasure here is the pitch-perfect voice of [the novel's] narrator. Cory Ainsworth is the best kind of road trip partner-—scrappy, smart, and wry—and I enjoyed every minute spent in her charming company." ─Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE

 

"Vividly imagined, Last Ride to Graceland is a gorgeous southern novel that captures those twists in a life where comic blends to tragic, and fate and luck collide. Wright is an exceptional writer, and her newest book is more than a simple road trip. It's a canny exploration of the dark, seductive legacy our mothers leave us, woven through a transcendent story that evokes the beautiful, gritty spirit of the vanishing American south." Dawn Tripp, author of GEORGIA

 

“Kim Wright has written a clever, charming, hilarious romp through the quintessential South. Last Ride to Graceland is the story of two women looking for redemption and finding it in the most unexpected, meaningful ways. Wright weaves masterful storytelling with stunning insight throughout this free-spirited road trip, leaving us with a novel that makes us laugh one moment and weep the next. It is a study in contrasts and parallels and the way two lives can tell the same story. I didn’t expect to fall apart while reading these pages, or to bump up against so many familiar longings. But I did, and I love this novel all the more because of it.” Ariel Lawhon, author of FLIGHT OF DREAMS

 

"Last Ride to Graceland is an engrossing road trip of self discovery through quirky, small southern towns. The twists and turns kept me captivated from start to finish. If you love Elvis lore, you’ll love this book!" Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING

 

“Talk about the ultimate road trip: blues musician Corey Ainsworth hits the road in Elvis's car on a winding journey through the Deep South and her own family history. It's a little bit Elizabethtown, a little bit Walk the Line. I'm so glad I got to come along for the ride.” Anne Bogel, "Modern Mrs. Darcy"

 

“Last Ride to Graceland is a perfect pick to add to your summer TBR list…Wright creates memorable stories with interesting and unique backdrops that feature three-dimensional characters on a self-discovery path that reels readers in.” RT Book Reviews

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