I gave away two books last week – books I really appreciated, even loved. It was not a cozy love but an awestruck one – awestruck at the writers’ talent with words and power to move the reader, awestruck at the riveting stories they told.
The first was “The Seventh Well,” by Fred Wander, an exquisite and exquisitely painful Holocaust novel/memoir I’ve blogged about before. The other was “When a Crocodile Eats the Sun,” a memoir of Africa by Peter Godwin, and an exploration of his father’s hidden Jewish past. It’s brilliant – absolutely brilliant – and I’ve shared it with several people who agree.
Why did I give them away? So that other people could experience them. And love them as I do.
You can no doubt find them at libraries and book-sellers. If you do, let me know what you think.