Book Review: ‘Bright and Distant Shores’ by Dominic Smith

Book:  Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic Smith
Reviewed by:  Raul

This novel recreates the America that in its own age has come past its prime.  The age of discovery is over but ambitions still reign high.  The magic in this book comes from Smith’s masterful storytelling.  We are swept up in the hopes of the characters.  Unexpected circumstances make for great reading!  That Smith is an Austin author is something we should celebrate and treasure!

Kirkus Reviews also loves Bright and Distant Shores, calling Smith’s writing “masterful” and the novel, “…an enthralling narrative peopled by characters both exotic and real.”  Publisher’s Weekly described the book as, “an absorbing exploration of culture, tradition, and renewal,” and said, “Smith expertly combines well-drawn characters with a complex narrative that moves smoothly to the dawn of a new century.”

We’re delighted to welcome Dominic Smith to BookPeople this Friday, September 16th, 7p to read from this new novel and sign copies. He’ll be bringing along his own special Rooftop Punch to share, made from a recipe inspired by the book, so please join us for the festivities, and to meet this wonderful writer!

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