Monday, August 25, 2014

RECENT READS...



THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

The story of two girls, one a slave and one a daughter in a predominant family, in the early 1800's in Charleston.  As they grow up and apart, they both yearn for freedom and a life of their own.  An interesting story of independence.  I enjoyed this one and the slave treatment wasn't unbearable like some literature or movies I've experienced in the past.



DESERT SOLITAIRE by Edward Abbey

An older book, published in 1968, my interest in it was purely because we were getting ready to travel to this area for our vacation.  Someone on Tripadvisor had recommended it - the author had been an employee for Arches National Park for 2 years way back when there were very few visitors.  He knew the "real" Arches park, and challenges us to keep it pure.  He has an interesting writing style, which challenged me.



DELANCEY by Molly Wizenberg

THANK YOU MOLLY!  I loved this one.  Not only because of her writing, but because my youngest also read it while we were on a road trip and proclaimed it the 2nd book he's ever read!  He was serious.  He's just not much of a reader despite all my efforts.  But he's coming along!  He loved it, which is really saying something.  She chronicles the opening of their successful pizza restaurant in Seattle, the ups and downs of owning a business, and the effects on a young couple's marriage.


3 comments:

Summer Lashley said...

I think I listened to an interview of the author of the first one on NPR> Super interesting. I am adding Delancey to my list!

Amy Arbuckle said...

Do u buy your books or do u borrow them?

Dan W. said...

I'm old fashioned and reserve titles from the public library!