Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Book Recommendation

I've just finished, THE WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah. I listened to it as an audio book on my Walkman. When it first starts, the story seems a bit trivial, but it builds into a very compelling story. It's a contemporary story of two adult sisters, who have always felt unloved by their seemingly cold mother. At their father's deathbed, he makes them promise to make their mother tell them her "fairly tale." The book develops into a story-within-a-story as the mother tells her story, which is actually an account of her life as a young woman in Leningrad during the siege of Stalin. I recommend it.

4 comments:

Dawn said...

I've always wondered if she was a good writer. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm in the middle of reading The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Very offbeat.

Laura in Paris said...

I like your review and would love to read the book. Although I have time here in Lake Como where I am vacationing.. there is no Amazon in Italy!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

To Laura in Paris,
I was in Lake Como about six years ago and it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

SUMMERSTEAD said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I've been considering buying this book for a few weeks, now. Maybe I'll have to pick it up the next time I'm at the store!

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