I am a HUGE fan of the printed word! I love, love, love to read!! I have cards for two local libraries and they get put to good use. A couple friends and I have been sharing book recommendations via Facebook posts to one another. Why not share them with my blog community, too?
Atlas of Unknowns is the story of two sisters, whose mother died when they were both very young, and the girls become separated when one of them briefly moves from India to America on a scholarship (that she won by offering her sister's artwork as her own). Both of their lives change dramatically within a year's time and they realize how much they need the other and the life they are accustomed to in India.
I have wanted to visit India for many, many years, so I thoroughly enjoyed the references to India, her people and her geography.
The Lace Reader follows Towner/Sophya Whitney as she reluctantly returns to her hometown, Salem, when her great aunt is reported missing. Towner has to deal with her family, from whom she ran away 15 years ago to California: her reclusive mother, May; her abused aunt, Emma; her abusive and now religious uncle, Cal; along with her brother, long-dead sister and some of the characters of the town.
I let myself get lost in the books I read and was not expecting the twist at the end of The Lace Reader.
I will begin Brunonia Barry's next book this evening.
And will follow it up with:
I hope you can take time to allow yourself to be lost in literature, like me.