The Bobcat

The Bobcat

Haunting and lyrical, The Bobcat is Katherine Forbes Riley’s magical debut novel in which Laurelie, a young art student who suffers in the aftermath of a sexual assault, has grown progressively more isolated and fearful.She transfers from her busy city university to a small college in rural Vermont, where she retreats into her vivid imagination, experiencing th...

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Title:The Bobcat
Author:Katherine Forbes Riley
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The Bobcat Reviews

  • Madeline
    Another book so gorgeously written that I don't even know how to sum up my thoughts.. Forbes Riley's language is so lush, descriptive and magical. She makes nature come alive, and captures the emotions felt by Laurelie, our main character, perfectly. I originally requested this book because I was cu...
  • ❤️
    What a unique little book! The Bobcat is quite short in length, but packed with a lot of story, and is essentially about a young college student who, in the wake of a sexual assault, transfers to a college in a small Vermont town and chooses to interact with very few people aside from the two-year-o...
  • Sarah
    The Bobcat is a pretty special debut from author Katherine Forbes Riley. The Netgalley synopsis describes the novel as "haunting and lyrical", and I'd say that's pretty spot on. We follow Laurelie, a college student and art major who has just transferred to a new college after being sexually assault...
  • karen
    NOW AVAILABLE!!!perhaps you will observe that this book is under 200 pages and you will think to yourself, “my word! what a short book! i will read it quickly and be able to make some headway towards my reading goal for the year!”this… is not the book for that.yes, it is a book short ...
  • Michelle
    The Bobcat by Katherine Forbes Riley clocks in at 160 pages. I'm sure you're thinking to yourself (like I did) - "Well, that's cool. I can breeze through this book, and add an easy notch to my reading goal for the year." Unfortunately, not so. With this special book, you find yourself trudging throu...
  • Linda
    Life soon becomes a snare that entraps us when least expected. But it is the breaking free that visits the wild in all of us.Katherine Forbes Riley weaves a tale unlike what you've been accustomed to in ordinary fiction. She combines earthy prose with untapped human emotions rarely voiced. The Bobca...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Laurelie is an art student more comfortable on her own, and even more so after experiencing a sexual assault. She relocates to finish college and encounters a hiker who is even more connected to the natural world than she is. Healing through nature, finding a voice in art, the power of connection......
  • Paltia
    A story that reads like a dream. A dreamlike dance in the alienating aftermath of life’s afflictions. Katherine Forbes Riley grapples with the complex suffering of two people. Laurelie is experiencing a disturbance of self. The man she calls the hiker is as well. Laurelie is unable to explain t...

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