|Out on the sidewalk in front of the shop where we meet.|
I really enjoyed the book, though "enjoy" implies a certain happiness, and this is far from a light, bubbly book. Dark, depressing at times, the novel tells parallel past and present stories of central character Piper Kincaid, a thirty-year-old seamstress struggling with cancer and recalling the way her past - specifically her mother's departure from her life - have shaped the way she handles tragedy. It is a deeply reflective book, written in a lyrical, poetic prose that snagged me from page one. This is not chick lit; it's a raw look at some difficult subject matter, written with an artistic, mature voice. I highly recommend it, though be warned you'll need a dose of laughter afterward to shake off the darkness. This was my first time reading Greenwood, and will look into her other books.
We've read some really good, meaty, discussion-worthy books so far this year, and this one was no exception.
Next up we're reading:
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (Can't wait to see the movie!)