Principles of Navigation

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  • Title: Principles of Navigation
  • Author: Lynn Sloan
  • ISBN: 9781947677930
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback

Free Read Principles of Navigation - by Lynn Sloan - Principles of Navigation, Principles of Navigation In 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 ta

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  1. Is loneliness an inevitable part of the human condition In this compelling novel, you will watch shadows chilling the marriage of a couple who have reached the will we or won t we stage Will we and won t we have a child Will we or won t we pursue our passions Will we or won t we settle down and stop thinking about what might have been The writing is beautiful, and I found myself standing with one foot on the dock and the other in the canoe As the canoe began to float away from shore, I found my [...]


  2. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally Getting the details right of a character heavy domestic drama is a lot harder than it might seem at first although by definition this genre is marked by storylines that could happen to anybody, the author still has to make those particular people going through it this time unique and compelling on their own, bring s [...]


  3. 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 Alice Becotte wants a child than, and at the cost of, anything else in her life or anyone else s Her husband, Rolly, an artist and university professor at a local Indiana college, is much concerned with creating art and living by the ways of passion than he is wit [...]


  4. Alice and Rolly Becotte are young professionals, married and living in the Midwest where they d moved after college for Rolly s job He is an art professor at the local college while working on his sculpture on the side She is a reporter on a small local paper which means she covers farm news, local festivals and events and everything else that comes along Rolly is about to break out in his career and is very focused on his work He has a show lined up and his sabbatical will take them to Norway f [...]


  5. In Principles of Navigation the husband and wife in a once loving relationship both believe that satisfying their most profoundly held need will bring about fulfillment in life The problem is, they don t share the same need What s , unlike many other couples in that situation, they don t try to strengthen the fabric of their marriage by embracing each other s heart s desire Instead, they succumb to intransigence and selfishness and spin off into parallel cocoons The marriage falls apart.With tal [...]


  6. Fans of Alice Hoffman will appreciate this book The narrative covers many topics infertility, faith, marriage, grief, art, even Vikings but it isn t really about any of them It s about navigating your own path and finding your truth The father is conflicted by the paradox of parenting What fatherhood meant was giving your child whatever was required and shepherding your child toward an independent life You would want for your child the very thing you had given up for him The mother seems to want [...]


  7. This story caught my interest right away and held it to the point that I finished the book in a day The author wonderfully brings alive the drama of normal lives Normal people with the common struggles of life, rendered vividly and without excessive sentimentality The story explores the tension between the personal and professional desires and expectations of married couple Rolly and Alice and its effects on their marriage and their choices The character development is strong Rolly and Alice hav [...]


  8. Can you imagine wanting to have a baby so desperately that you risk your marriage and everything else that s important to you in your life to have one I really can t envision this yet Principles of Navigation is primarily based on this premise This book by Lynn Sloan is told in exquisitely written prose in alternating points of view, first Alice s and then Rolly s Alice writes for a small town newspaper in Indiana while Rolly is a prominent artist and professor at the local university All the ot [...]


  9. This sucked me in completely because it just refused to be any of the books I thought it would be at any given moment, if that makes sense It starts out looking like a domestic drama, but it isn t entirely that there s a lot about making art and being the artist half of a couple, and about behaving badly in a relationship in not quite warranted ways that will still feel familiar to anyone who s ever gone through a time of feeling squashed or slighted by a partner, but not acted on it quite as dr [...]


  10. Principles of Navigation offers a fascinating psychological portrait of the often inevitable conflicts of marriage where to live, whose career will take precedence over the other, what friendships can be maintained, and if and when to start a family In the 21st century, the needs and desires of husband and wife often collide and Sloan s book bears witness to those struggles which tear so many relationships apart She does it with grace and economy and a deft sense for the telling detail She also [...]


  11. Lynn Sloan s debut novel, Principles of Navigation, is an unflinchingly honest portrait of a difficult marriage between two people who find they need different things from life Alice wants a child, and Rolly is an ambitious artist who finds himself pulled toward career than family Add fertility and fidelity struggles, and their relationship is pushed to the limit They try to make sense of their lives, and the results illuminate and surprise all the way to the end In addition to psychological in [...]


  12. Lynn Sloan writes with an intensity and grace borne of deep understanding and generous insight This is a wonderfully engaging and satisfying book The descriptions are so keen I truly felt these places Alice s newspaper, Rolly s studio, the caf , cornfields outside of town in late autumn cold Vivid A book of wisdom and wit, beauty and observation, small moments and telling descriptions These characters will annoy you and challenge you They will ask you to love and care for them and you will.


  13. Just finished reading Lynn Sloan s debut novel, Principles of Navigation, published by Fomite lynnsloan How does a couple steer a joint path when one partner wants career advancement in art first and foremost and the other wants, just as badly, a baby Sloan s daring, like life, brings new challenges at every turn of the page She hoists us up and drops us down on her roller coaster of events, none of which we can anticipate Her characters, round and real as our neighbors, find a unique solution t [...]


  14. Excellent, sensitive book about a marriage having difficulties The characters are unique but also similar to ourselves so you are able to relate to their trials in the early part of their marriage Very enjoyable read and it will be a good discussion book for our book group.


  15. I really enjoyed my journey with this book, it s whiting and it s themes I like it s style and the cover art is nicely done It would be interesting to read something else by the same author now too.


  16. I thought this was a well written and powerful tale that had some thoughtful characters I like the way the story twisted and turned and came to its conclusion.



  17. Lynn Sloan s Principles of Navigation begins, We are perfect here, aren t we That s what Rolly had said not so long ago Two things click it isn t now and perfect is never perfect On the first page, you learn it s a picture of their wedding day, that he s an artist, and the picture is crowded by the bulge of a powder blue hip, a no longer identifiable guest One delight of reading this novel are the discoveries of all the ways principles of navigation, and being aware of how they apply, relates to [...]


  18. Being a fan of literary fiction, I read this book with the anticipation of being able to follow a story line in the life of the MC and I wasn t disappointed The story kept me very interested in what s going to happen and it was presented with a very interesting third person omniscient POV that allowed the reader to understand the actions and motivations of the MC and others The writing was really nice because it would fall into a prosaic tone from time to time, which is also something I enjoy I [...]


  19. I received this book via the First Read Giveaways of.I didn t hate this book, but I didn t love it either I found that something was missing in the book to stand out from all the others book of the same style Also, I wasn t able to rely on the characters.But I can t take away that Lynn Sloan is writing beautifully and it was a pleasure to read it even if the story didn t hook me up.