After a brief Helliday Hiatus we are back! This week’s offerings include a William T. Sherman reference, a happily married woman looking forward to getting to know a man who is not her husband, some recklessness, alternative history, and some deaf people.
Let us begin!
Barbara M reports that, “I'm late to the show I know but I'm finally readingUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and it's a riveting piece of World War II history. So far, war is hell.”
Pat T says, “Along with many other readers, I was ‘gifted’ the new biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson for Christmas and have just started this long read on cold winter nights! I am looking forward to better understanding this multi-faceted man who revolutionized our world with his technology innovations.
Jeanne who is finally back with us after a rather unfortunate spill weighs in with the following: “ I read and enjoyed A Good Hard Look - Ann Napolitano. Set in Flannery O'Connor's hometown of Midgeville, Ga, she plays a part in the rather sad, but hopeful cast of characters who were looking for happiness, but found tragedy as a result of their reckless but human actions. This was well-scripted; artfully drawn characters and landscape.
Abby has moved away from a Swedish Mystery and asks us the following: “If you were given the key to change history, would you? Should you? 11/22/63 by Stephen King explores that question in regards to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Love him or hate him, how would the butterfly effect have impacted our country had Oswald's bullet missed it's mark? This exploration was a fun and interesting read.”
I am loving Burn Down the Ground by Kambri Crews so much so that I keep almost missing my train stops! Kambri and her brother were hearing children born to deaf parents. Her mother was smart, beautiful and kind. Her father was a bad boy with a bad temper. A very bad temper. Such a bad temper that the book begins with Kambri visiting her father in prison. This is a fascinating look at two very different worlds; the hearing and the Deaf.
Have a great weekend!