Monday, January 29, 2007

Ellen Foster

by Kaye Gibbons

Ms. Gibbons has a knack for writing that dives deep and straight into your mind and heart. She is described as bringing a short story sensibility to a novel, and I think that's right. Her books are stark in a way--the prose is simple, the storyline almost an afterthought--but her characters breathe and live.

It's the best way to be remembered when you die. For who you are and what you mean, not what you did.

I loved this little morsel of a book, and read it quickly.

It's a good read. Pick it up.

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