Saturday, June 27, 2009
June's literary selection
Honestly a pleasure to read: I was half-way through it when I climbed in bed last night, and by 12:53 am I closed the cover and felt nostalgically like I was saying good-bye. I don't know why it took me so long to find this gem, but truly, reading it was like standing in a beautiful meadow with a gentle breeze blowing, arms out-stretched and head tilted upward to feel the sun on my face. I loved the underlying theme: that good can come from making mistakes. American life in rural Colorado during WWII is the setting. The main character, Livvy, a determined masters candidate in History, never imagines that the course of her life could take such a drastically different path than the one she had chosen and planned for. Ultimately, we realize together (Livvy and me) that the most valuable lesson to learn is that each person creates her own history day by day. I loved it.