Since I haven't been doing much on the sewing front, I thought I would share a book recommendation with you today. This is one of the best books I have read in some time, and I have read some good ones this year. This is a book that has stayed with me long after I finished it.
The book had me laughing at times, and certainly crying as well. The subject matter is a difficult one, and not often explored in novels.
Here is a description from an Amazon.com reviewer:
"Before Louisa met Will, her plans didn't reach beyond their tiny English town. Will, when he wasn't closing multimillion-dollar deals, blew off steam scaling mountains, leaping from planes, and enjoying exquisite women--until an accident left him paralyzed and seriously depressed. When his mother hires Lou to keep his spirits up, he meets her awkward overtures with caustic contempt, but she's tenacious and oddly endearing. Their fondness grows into something deeper, gaining urgency when she realizes his determination to end his life, and her efforts to convince him of its value throw her own bland ambitions into question. Plumbing morally complex depths with comedy and compassion, Jojo Moyes elevates the story of Lou and Will from what could have been a maudlin weepie into a tragic love story, with a catharsis that will wring out your heart and leave you feeling fearless".
Ok fine. You think you know where this book is going but you couldn't be more wrong. With each chapter you see the situation from different points of view, and by the end you may see that there are no right answers to this complex moral situation.
I chose this book for my book club this month and can't wait for the discussion. There are sure to be a number of differing opinions on the subject, which should make things pretty lively.