It's Monday, What Are You Reading?
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Check Sheila's blog to see what she is reading.
I've just finished Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart. What a lovely memoir of two college students from Iowa working at Tiffany & Company for one summer. In 1945, Marjorie and Marty found jobs at Tiffany, being the first women pages on the sales floor. Marjorie's ancedotes express the joy and sometimes, bewilderment, of two ingenues in the big city -- the celebrities, the dating of young men going off the war, the thrill of living and working in the Big Apple. The glory of Tiffany & Company and excited purity of this memoir adds to its charm. Read it this summer -- you will be entralled!
Be on the look-out for a guest post by Marjorie!!
Next down the pike is Ayelet Waldman's Red Hook Road releasing July 2010. Here's the publisher's summary.
As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy.
Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.
A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living.
Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.
Ayelet Waldan is the author of Daughter’s Keeper and of the Mommy-Track mystery series. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Child Magazine, and other publications, and she has a regular column on Salon.com. She and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, live in Berkeley, California with their four children.
What are you reading this last Monday in April?