Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 book 293

Caroline Leavitt's Pictures of You
I'm pretty sure the release date for this isn't till January, but for some reason it's for sale on Amazon right now, so of course I grabbed a copy for my Kindle. :) The awesome folks at Algonquin have been pretty excited about this one and I was eager to read it. It's sort of about the aftermath of a bad car accident and how that impacts three people--if I explained the plot more thoroughly you'd be like, what?, but Leavitt somehow makes everything work while breaking your heart a little. I especially liked the character of Isabelle Stein, a photographer leaving her husband, who later gets one of the best pets of literature ever. An excellent read. A/A-.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this thoughtful review of my novel. Can I send you an drawn-by-me doodled and autographed sticker/bookplate as my thanks?

Caroline Leavitt

Alicia K. said...

OK, best author ever!