Saturday, September 24, 2005
Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
I was amazed by the beauty of this novel. Margaret Hughes is a sweet old woman who lives alone until she is diagnosed with a brain tumor. She takes in a boarder, Wanda, who is looking for an old love and a new life. Together they form a bond through story and art that enriches both of their lives, as well as the lives of countless others who come to Margaret's mansion. The story is moving and Kallos's prose is almost spiritual at times. I wanted to begin rereading it again as soon as I finished.