So much has been going on in my universe over the last 18 months, my reading has felt rushed and largely unsatisfying. Thank goodness for magazines. But over the last 6 weeks (yes, that long), I have been enjoying 2 very different titles. First, Anna Quindlen’s memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. I never read Quindlen’s NYT column…I became a fan with her novel Black & Blue. Clearly, she is in her element here…holding a conversation with her reader – another woman, for sure – and seeming to pause in her writing for a response. Fun.
The other? Adriana Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife. From a mountain in the Italian Alps to the Met in NYC, she has truly woven a tale of life; and her characters are full of the complexities that make us human. My problem is that this is an audio book and I’m just not on the road much anymore!