Sunday, October 30, 2011

Niagara Falls All Over Again by Elizabeth McCracken

I tried to read this vaudeville inspired buddy book a few years back and stopped. When book club picked it for November discussion, we decided to listen to it in the car on our drive to visit Massachusetts college daughter. The opening scene, especially listened to, is funny. The rest was like the highway - long and uneventful. Not a favorite.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck

I started this book and almost stopped because I thought it might be too depressing. Nina discovers her husband Philip has died while she was putting dinner on the table, and rather than take action, she sits with a bottle of wine by his body and recollects their lives together. Morbid? Not really. Tender? Very.