Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rescue by Anita Shreve


I think this is Shreve's most recent novel - I've read many of hers so far, and still have many more to go.  She is the master of the small but powerful novel.  She doesn't waste words.  Everything matters in Shreve's novels.  This one deals with a single father raising his daughter after her alcoholic mother takes off.  And of course, nothing is as simple as a summary-sentence makes it seem.  I just love these novels.  

And, as an aside on my reading posts: I seriously need to pick up my pace.  I had been reading close to ten books a month, but that dropped way off in April.  Now I'm doing some serious catch-up.  I'd like to be at over 50 by the end of June so that I can make my 100 by year's end.

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