While knitting away on my blanket, I finished listening to Coming Home. It was a nice story with likable characters. The story follows the life of a young girl in England in the mid thirties, through WWII, and the time immediately afterward. It is a bit predictable, but I did enjoy it. Some times I just need a good story without having to think too much or be bothered by horrific characters no one would like. This is especially true with an audiobook.
I also finished The Enchanted April. It tells the story of four women who rent a castle in Italy for a month. They begin the stay as strangers but their relationships change as the story evolves. Debby mentioned that her sister really liked the book and told me about a movie version. It is waiting for me at the library. I am curious to see a film adaptation now that I have finished the book.
While at the library last week, I picked up Home by Toni Morrison and The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. Both authors I have read and enjoyed in the past. I started Morrison's book first as it is more of a novella. It is a tightly written work full of imagery, complex people and struggle. I enjoyed it a lot. It is quite short and not quite as dense as some of her other works. The idea of home, race relations and internal struggle play out throughout the piece. I enjoyed it and read it in two days. Once that one was finished, I started The Sandcastle Girls. I am just beginning this one, so I don't have much to share. Hopefully next week, I can tell you more.
Phew! It has been a full week. How has your week been? Any knitting progress? Or perhaps you have been reading a great book. Please share.