Principles of Navigation

PONFinalsIn a small town in Indiana, on the cusp of the new millennium, local reporter Alice Becotte wants what should be simple: a baby to fill her heart and complete her family. But Alice’s husband Rolly, a talented sculptor, harbors ambitions that draw him away from a steady teaching gig at a “backwater” college and unravel the couple’s moorings. Principles of Navigation explores Alice and Rolly’s journey through loss, infidelity and heartbreak. When each partner is tested and found wanting, they are forced to find a way to move on, without map or compass, guided only by fragile and fleeting glimpses of grace.

Reviews

Principles of Navigation is an absorbing, poignant novel that artfully distills the many ways in which love can fail us — yet also take us by surprise when we need it most.”

Katherine Shonk, author of Happy Now? and The Red Passport

2015-01-26T04:05:05+00:00
“Principles of Navigation is an absorbing, poignant novel that artfully distills the many ways in which love can fail us — yet also take us by surprise when we need it most.” Katherine Shonk, author of Happy Now? and The Red Passport

“With scenes of tender beauty and empathy, Lynn Sloan’s visual, visceral prose breathes life into these characters, their separate and shared failures, struggles, and triumphs. Her luminous descriptions of place and people, swift and deft, almost photographic, yet painterly, bring this landscape and its inhabitants into full focus for the reader.”

Sharon Darrow, author of The Painters of Lexieville and Trash

2015-01-26T04:01:32+00:00
“With scenes of tender beauty and empathy, Lynn Sloan’s visual, visceral prose breathes life into these characters, their separate and shared failures, struggles, and triumphs. Her luminous descriptions of place and people, swift and deft, almost photographic, yet painterly, bring this landscape and its inhabitants into full focus for the reader.” Sharon Darrow, author of The Painters of Lexieville and Trash

“Beneath their outwardly conventional surfaces, both wife and husband reckon with realities darker and deeper and wilder than they had grown up to expect. For its psychological acuity and for its narrative grace, Principles of Navigation is at once deeply satisfying and unsettling.”

Richard Hawley, author of The Headmaster’s Papers, The Headmaster’s Wife,
and The Other World

2015-01-26T03:10:34+00:00
“Beneath their outwardly conventional surfaces, both wife and husband reckon with realities darker and deeper and wilder than they had grown up to expect. For its psychological acuity and for its narrative grace, Principles of Navigation is at once deeply satisfying and unsettling.” Richard Hawley, author of The Headmaster’s Papers, The Headmaster’s Wife, and The Other World

“Sloan interlaces this intimate struggle with the dawning of a new millennium, the Y2K scare, a potential sighting of the Virgin Mary, and subtle humor that eases the blow of what is at times a heartbreaking story.”

Terrell Isselhard, Windy City Reviews

2015-01-26T03:11:35+00:00
“Sloan interlaces this intimate struggle with the dawning of a new millennium, the Y2K scare, a potential sighting of the Virgin Mary, and subtle humor that eases the blow of what is at times a heartbreaking story.” Terrell Isselhard, Windy City Reviews

“A story of love, hatred, selfishness, faith and most importantly, the dualities bound up in being human, Lynn Sloan’s captivating first novel Principles of Navigation is a psychologically tormenting exploration of the human condition.”

Jaclyn Bauer, Centered On Books

2015-02-10T19:59:16+00:00
“A story of love, hatred, selfishness, faith and most importantly, the dualities bound up in being human, Lynn Sloan’s captivating first novel Principles of Navigation is a psychologically tormenting exploration of the human condition.” Jaclyn Bauer, Centered On Books

“. . . a hauntingly beautiful tale. . .”

Booksie’s Blog

2015-04-01T15:40:50+00:00
“. . . a hauntingly beautiful tale. . .” Booksie’s Blog

“highly recommend. If you love literary fiction, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Principles of Navigation – I promise you won’t be disappointed.”

                            Caribou’s Mom

2015-03-10T15:12:06+00:00
“highly recommend. If you love literary fiction, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Principles of Navigation – I promise you won’t be disappointed.”                             Caribou’s Mom

“ . . . a tender, thoughtful story of a couple whose once happy marriage dissolves amidst the stress of infertility and infidelity—and unmet expectations. . . . quietly compelling. It is by no means a heart-pounding page-turner, but it is a page-turner nonetheless, a subtle story that gnaws and needles long after the cover is closed.”

Kelli Christiansen, Chicago Book Review

2015-04-01T15:45:43+00:00
“ . . . a tender, thoughtful story of a couple whose once happy marriage dissolves amidst the stress of infertility and infidelity—and unmet expectations. . . . quietly compelling. It is by no means a heart-pounding page-turner, but it is a page-turner nonetheless, a subtle story that gnaws and needles long after the cover is closed.” Kelli Christiansen, Chicago Book Review

“Select this for your book club and enjoy discussing the unexpected twists and turns that lead to the evolving image of an unconventional family.”

Hungry for Good Books?

2015-04-01T15:48:44+00:00
“Select this for your book club and enjoy discussing the unexpected twists and turns that lead to the evolving image of an unconventional family.” Hungry for Good Books?

“. . .appealing to all of us negotiating the often-intricate road of long-term living with another through thick and thin where change seems the only perpetual constant.”

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2015-04-01T15:53:19+00:00
“. . .appealing to all of us negotiating the often-intricate road of long-term living with another through thick and thin where change seems the only perpetual constant.” Literary Fiction Book Review  

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