"..........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."
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:
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.