This book is absolutely Fabulous. It is beautiful and tragic and triumphant all at once. It is thick with grief, yet full of love. A must read. And a must buy. This is a book that I feel proud to have on my book shelf.
And now I am reading.....
And I must tell you that I am a bit annoyed that I am enjoying this story so much. I have heard a lot of scuttlebutt about this book. The waiting list at my library was LONG and you cannot talk to anyone who is a reader without discussing this book. And for all those reasons, all the reasons that should have had me running to get my name on the waiting list, I DIDN'T. I have a really hard time reading literature that is "trendy." It seems that much of the time, trendy = not good writing. So, here I am. Reading this book because it is our Book Group pick for the month and against my will and better judgment...I can't put it down. Grrrrr.
Full review to come when I am finished.