I am a reader and book evangelist. For many years I have kept a reading journal with little descriptions of the books I read and dates I read them. Kind of a trail of book bread crumbs that chart my interests over a given course of time. This blog gives me a way to continue my journal and share my reading interests with others. My latest adventures in creating, dining, and traveling can be found at my website LindasOtherLife.com
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.
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.