Joshua Ferris' sophomore effort is a beautiful and haunting story of love and loyalty tested, of loss, of life. It is a novel which frequently elicits strong emotions--many have hated it...I loved it. Read the review here. (And you should also read his first novel, Then We Came To the End, also brilliant, but far, far funnier. I reviewed it last year.)
Apparently, The Three Weissmans of Westport is an homage to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I don't know my Austen, but I do know a wonderful, funny, and touching novel when I read one. Cathleen Schine, always a favorite--why is her readership so limited?--has produced a wonderful domestic comedy.
BOOKS THAT FOLLOWED ME HOME
Yay! The Salvation Army has reinstated super-low book pricing! Five books for five bucks; we have five winners.
Dog loves books--he loves the way they look and smell and feel. Dog loves books so much that he opens a bookstore. But when no customers come, Dog reads the books, too...and now he loves them even more.
I am dog.
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