Friday, July 30, 2004

A Ship Made of Paper by Scott Spencer



This was the fourth book I grabbed earlier in the month at the Buy Three Get One Free sale at Borders. I knew nothing about it except that it had a medal sticker on the cover - National Book Award Finalist. I read this book pretty quickly. It is the story of a white man who falls in love with the mother of his daughter's black playmate. During a stormy night when the power goes out, he is stranded at this woman's house and a relationship begins that creates chaos in both of their lives. The book is set against the racial tensions of the O J Simpson trial, which I remember being glued to years back. Scott Spencer also wrote a book called Waking the Dead that was made into a movie directed by Jodi Foster, so now I am on a quest to find it.

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