Sunday, June 01, 2008

2008 book 76

Margot Livesey's The House on Fortune Street
Earlier today I was reading a book I just couldn't get into (Andrew Altschul's Lady Lazarus, clearly inspired by Kurt Cobain and his daughter) and remembered that the joy of library books is that there's no obligation to finish the annoying ones. So I picked up this one instead and read it straight through, b/c it was excellent. It's the story of two best friends, their signficant others, and one's estranged father, told from the points of view of four of them. It's really kind of a heartbreaking story, but in a satisfying way. A.

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