Thursday, August 12, 2004
Some Things That Stay by Sarah Willis
This is another gem of a novel with an innocent young narrator. Her parents move every spring to a new furnished house in a new remote location so that her artist father can have a new landscape to paint. Her mother, who never complains, has been hiding her tuberculosis through several moves, until it becomes so bad that she is sent to a sanitarium. The narrator decides it is time to stay in one place and hold the family and their lives together.