All these just in the past couple of months? Ok, so maybe it does make sense that the running joke at Book Club is finding a book that Martha HASN"T read.
This book I actually picked out on a whim. I was eager to see how the Ipad worked with my local library's system and it was the first book I came across that was "available to download NOW". (while my library has loads of digital books available, many were already checked out, and I wanted instant reading).
What a pleasant surprise this book turned out to be. It is set post-WWII and centers on a young Polish couple that is reunited after 6 years being separated from each other. Can you imagine being a newlywed, with a new baby and war breaks out. Your husband goes off to serve his county and you are left to fend for yourself? Both the husband and wife suffered greatly during the 6 years and the author did a great job of telling each of their stories while also telling their story of being reunited.
Keep the tissues handy, you'll need it for this one as well. My friend Fran gave this book to me at Judy's memorial service, with only the words of caution "probably don't want to read it RIGHT now". As I read it later (as she suggested), I could instantly tell why she cautioned me about reading it in January: the story is told through the eyes of the family dog. A wise and loving dog...and I couldn't help but picture Judy's dog, Nemo telling a similar story. Dogs really are man's best friend!
So there ya have it....I can spend hours reading (and yes, my house sometimes reflects that I have done nothing but read all evening). I enjoy going away on an adventure with a book and look forward to having even more time to read with summer vacation fast approaching (Counting down: 25 days of work left, YEAH BABY!)