Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains

by Susan Elderkin | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1841152005 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Tribefan of Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on 10/17/2006
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Tribefan from Wake Forest, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Book Description
Susan Elderkin's brilliant Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains explores our places in the lives of our loved ones and in the universe. Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending his spectacular cactus garden, his tiny mobile home, and his astounding appetite. He has fled a stifled, cardigan-and-tea-cozy life in south London for this unfamiliar country and is raising Josephine, who has known no other life than their cheerful yet isolated American one. But when a jangling ice-cream truck finds its way into the desert carrying two ill-fated lovers--a pregnant Slovakian shoemaker and a mysterious ice-cream man--it throws Theo's and Josie's careful lives into a chaotic state for which they're totally unprepared. Fantastic upheaval ensues, as well as an inspired redemption. Innovative and accessible, funny and profound, Elderkin's "beautiful, touching story" (Bookseller) explores love and responsibility, and the joys and fears such emotions inspire. It is a rare and tantalizing first novel.

reserved for azuki

Released 11 yrs ago (7/1/2008 UTC) at Yummy Yummy VBB in BookObsessed VBB, BookObsessed Swap -- Controlled Releases



A BookObsessed VBB going to azuki! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thanks! Look yummy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The book starts with two storyline: a father and daughter duo living in the desert in Arizona, and an ice-cream seller and a shoe-factory worker falling in love in Slovakia. Slowly, the two story emerges, creating a moving story. I feel the ending a bit rushed but overall it was a good read.

Now putting into the Food Book box.

Journal Entry 5 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, November 03, 2015
I am putting this into the Food Book Box.

Journal Entry 6 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I think I meant I was taking it OUT of the Food Bookbox. Anyway, here it is and I am about to start reading it.

Journal Entry 7 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 31, 2016
What a wretched story!
There is this mild mannered English guy who is nuts. He moves from England to Arizona and lives out there drinking his urine, overeating grossly and doing yoga. There is a cowboy guy who looks in on him and helps him to repair stuff. There is a young girl who is introduced to us as the British guy's daughter. And there is a young couple from Slovakia who have made it to the U.S. and are enjoying being on the road discovering the country. The happen to park their van near the home of the British man. The descriptions are amazing, the story is appalling and sickening. And no, the Englishman is not a child molester, this is not where it is going. He is not a cannibal either and there are no supernatural elements. It is just beyond creepy and disturbing because it is close enough to normal until you realize how Horrible it is!

Journal Entry 8 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 31, 2016
I am holding this one to put into bookstogives lit/fic VBB.

Journal Entry 9 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, October 02, 2016
Not selected, will wild release it.

Journal Entry 10 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Little Free Library in Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, October 07, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (10/6/2016 UTC) at Little Free Library in Seattle, Washington USA


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