The Ash Family
Book Feature - The Ash Family by Molly Dektar
HBL Note: Ugh, I wish I Wish I WISH I had time to read this one. It sounds SO good. Even though I didn’t have room to put it on my reading scheduled, I wanted to share it with you so that you could enjoy it for me. Don’t forget to find me on social media and tell me how much you enjoyed it! I love anything remotely cult-ish - they are just so fascinating! Plus. this book sounds a bit like The Girls by Emma Cline. I’m so curious to find out what is happening to those who are disappearing…Scroll down for a synopsis of the plot.
From the publisher:
When a young woman leaves her family—and the civilized world—to join an off-the-grid community headed by an enigmatic leader, she discovers that belonging comes with a deadly cost, in this lush and searing debut novel.
At nineteen, Berie encounters a seductive and mysterious man at a bus station near her home in North Carolina. Shut off from the people around her, she finds herself compelled by his promise of a new life. He ferries her into a place of order and chaos: the Ash Family farm. There, she joins an intentional community living off the fertile land of the mountains, bound together by high ideals and through relationships she can’t untangle. Berie—now renamed Harmony—renounces her old life and settles into her new one on the farm. She begins to make friends. And then they start to disappear.
Thrilling and profound, The Ash Family explores what we will sacrifice in the search for happiness, and the beautiful and grotesque power of the human spirit as it seeks its ultimate place of belonging.