The Privileges by Jonathan Dee is keeping me glued to the page! In fact, I accidently left it behind last night and had a panic attack when I realized that I would have to wait over 12 hours to be with these characters again. And what characters! The book opens with the wedding of a charmed couple Adam and Cynthia who are joined in rapid succession by children April and Jonas. Adam climbs the ladder of success as a hedge fund operator and April ends up becoming a full time mom. As the years fly by, we see the seeds of quiet desperation spring to life. What is totally grabbing me is that I know these people. And I think that you too will recognize them also.
Barbara is reading What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell. It is filled with musings from the New Yorkers’ Gladwell on the quirks of 21st century living.
In her car stereo? Born Round: The Secret History of a Full Time Eater by Frank Bruni. This memoir from the former restaurant critic for the New York Times explores his food-centric life and his struggles with eating disorders.
Pat T. and Babs B.
They are both loving the juicy gossip in Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. This book, while non-fiction, is reading like the best example of political thriller/satire.
Abby has gotten her hands on a copy of The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Steig Larsson. Of course it is Swedish and a mystery, this is Abby we are talking about! It will be released in this country the end of May.
Ann can be spotted driving around Fairfield County listening to A Prayer for Owen Meany. She reports that she while she loves the story the reader is so terrific it is just enhancing the experience. Ann is also working her way through A.S. Byatt’s A Children’s Book.
We wish you a wonderful and peaceful weekend!