Happy Mothers Day! I hope it is a wonderful day for all!
I recently had the great privilege of reading Exposure: A Novel, the new book by Therese Fowler. It came out on May 3rd. RUSH to read this book! It is my favorite book of 2011 and is a gripping page-turner. Great Thoughts is part of a blog tour for Exposure on May 19th so I can’t post my review of Exposure until then (darn it). For now, run and buy the book!!! Here’s an article from USA Today about it.
I finished Exposure and then did two things. First, I immediately contacted the author, Therese Fowler, to tell her I had to have Exposure as the July pick for the SITS book club which I run. Next, I purchased Reunion: A Novel, the other Fowler book I had not read.
Reunion: A Novel is a good read. It is the story of an Oprah like TV star, Blue, who reunites with a high school boyfriend, Mitch, while filming in Key West, Florida. This is a great summer book- I would have preferred it by a pool with a fluffy drink next to me but alas, that didn’t happen. Blue agrees to help Mitch and his 32 year old son produce a documentary series. A side theme to the book is Blue’s search for a child she gave up for adoption years before.
Like in Exposure, Fowler’s writing is so descriptive:
“The night after he’d split with Blue he’d gone home and watched Casablanca on tape, consoling himself with assurances that he, like Rick, had made a noble sacrifice for the benefit of a good woman.”
“If only there were glasses for hindsight.”
“It’s a gorgeous day. Get out of this house. Do something. Live. Honestly, it’s like you’re waiting for an engraved invitation from G-d and let me tell you, it’s not going to come.”
You will love Exposure and Reunion.
What are you reading and where are you going?