Monday, November 05, 2007


Once again I am shocked that another Monday is here.

Today I am going to include a book as one of my favorite things, because I just finished reading this and enjoyed it so much I have to share it with you. This debut novel by William Lychack is "The Wasp Eater" and the author and his wife are friends of my daughter and her husband. They teach at the same school. I heard Bill read a portion of this at a "reading" at the Andover Bookstore earlier this year. The novel essentially expresses the emotions (happy and tragic) of a ten year old boy when his parents separate and his desperate attempt to repair his family. The writing is so poetic and sensitive that you could actually take portions, set it up in a poetic form and there it would be -- a poem in its own right.

From the book jacket:

"..........Graceful and magnetic, this impressive first novel insightfully
charts the raw emotional unercurrents of a broken family through characters whose human foibles are artfully drawn."

I hope you will add this book to your list and give it a try. I know you will enjoy it.
That's it for tonight, folks. Take care of yourselves.


kookiejar said...

How exciting to know a published author. It sounds interesting, but the cover kinda grosses me out (not enough to stop me from reading it, of course).

Mary said...

Sounds wonderful and I'm going to the library tomorrow. I hope they have it.

Please drop over to my blog and read about the Christmas Blessings program that Sharon and I are hosting. We would be appreciative of any ideas you may have.


Jo and JD said...

I will be adding this book to my Christmas wish list.

Thank you for the review.

Linda said...

I had a little catching up to do. Glad you had a good time on your family visit. Good to hear you liked Bee Movie I been wanting to see it. Addding this book to my reading list. Linda

T*mmy said...

Here it is Thursday and I'm just now getting around to you...I'm so ashamed!

I'm going to keep an eye out for this books...sounds interesting!

Have a great day!

BClark said...

I am always looking for something to read. In a mystery mode right now so will need something new to read.

Just wanted to thank you again for your kind comments, make my day!!

Great day to you, Barbara

Wild Rose said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I love recommendations for books.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Sorry to take so long to get back to you, but if you read the sidebar of my blog, you will see why. No, your parcel has not arrived yet, but I will certainly let you know when it does.

Marie x