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Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Club Reads

Out on the sidewalk in front of the shop where we meet.
Last night was the monthly book club meeting, and we read Undressing the Moon by T. Greenwood.

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!)

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