Early and intense love tangled up in two lives: Judith Whitman's parents separated and at seventeen she moves to live with her Dad in Nebraska. Willy Blunt was born in Nebraska and has no plans to be anywhere else. What builds between them will last as long as they live.
There is much here, and this story has been drawing some favorable attention. Some beautiful writing that eloquently describes very human situations.
Know what's great about book discussions?
You can definitely respond to reviews in newspapers or magazines, or fire off a comment to Oprah's web site. And your thoughts might get published, and possibly even responded to. But probably not.
Or... you can come to one of the Book Discussion Groups that we have here at the Library, or to a group that you and some of your friends have organized in your neighborhood. Those are great! You will definitely be heard, and you can exchange great thoughts with other cool people who always have interesting things to say about the work on the table.
The only drawback is that they usually cover one work at a time.
A blog like this, however, is available any time, any day. Read these notes, respond, and have your response read by anyone who happens through any time in the future. Then they can leave their thoughts, and we can all read and respond-
A forever discussion. Right here on your screen. Any of us can drop in in our jammies- or proper business attire, for you at-work entrepreneurs. The conversation goes on and on.
Why do I mention this here?
Because I could really use some help with this book.
I recognize the skill of the writing and the depth of the characters. A very clear image of a complex relationship. But I don't know what Tom McNeal hopes I will take away when I close the cover.
Have you read this book? I would really like to hear what you think. Just go here:
to respond to this post. Every one of our blog entries has a similar page- and we all want the hear your responses. Really.
But first give me a hand with this novel. What did you think? What sticks with you? Talk to me.