Saturday, February 23, 2008

Another read for you

I just finished a great, albeit sad, book. Don't read The Kite Runner if your looking for a mushy, happy book. Read this book if your looking for something that expresses fear, regret, sadness, retribution and finally redemption. I had picked this book up every time we went to Costco, and finally bought it. While it is a work of fiction it feels like a memoir. It has some horribly sad moments, which for a mother can be difficult to read, and there were a few days I looked at it and didn't want to pick it back up-and I have never felt like that while reading a book that I liked. But I did, and it was worth it. I won't give anything away, but I strongly encourage you to read it.

The book was recently made into a movie, which I heard is great. However, I can't fathom how the whole story could be squeezed into a few hours.
*Again, not my image, and not the image on my copy of the book. I think this is an older cover.


Anonymous Leslie said...

I'll have to add this one to my list. I'm always looking for good non-parenting books (as that is what I'm almost ALWAYS reading). It's nice to have a change of pace.

February 23, 2008 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger heathersway said...

That was an awesome book! I also loved it. Yes there were some sad and disturbing parts but it was so touching and so real too.

February 25, 2008 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous mommyknows said...

This is a great book! Loved it.

March 10, 2008 at 9:46 AM  

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