Friday, October 30, 2009
Police officer Jessica Villareal has always played by the book and tried to do the right thing. But now, she finds herself approaching midlife divorced, estranged from her daughter, alone, and unhappy. And she's wondering if she ever made a right choice in her life. But then Jess discovers a girl and her father living off the radar in the Oregon woods, avoiding the comforts-and curses-of modern life. Her colleagues on the force are determined to uproot and separate them, but Jess knows the damage of losing those you love. She recognizes her chance to make a difference by doing something she's never dared. Because even though she's used to playing by the rules, there are times when they need to be broken...
What did you find this week? Friday Finds is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
1. Many blog reviewers have mentioned that telling the story through multiple characters made the story difficult to follow. Do you agree?
2. Did you sympathize with any of the characters? Why or why not?
3. Who do you feel is to blame for Silas's death?
4. How do you feel about Rob's assessment at the end of the novel? Do you think he (and the other characters) will lead a better life because they survived the scandal?
5. What was your over impression of Testimony?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This one paragraph really reminds me of the 'Testimony' story:
The lowlight of this giant love-in came that January, when a sophomore girl slid into the locker room for the varsity hockey team and fellated five boys in succession. This story passed from students to parents to the headmaster to prosecutors and The Boston Globe. The ensuing scandal was devastating for almost everyone involved. The school was nationally embarrassed, and sometimes girls who’ve graduated from Milton are asked if they are the serial fellator. The five boys involved were expelled, and the three older ones were charged as adults with statutory rape — charges that were eventually dismissed. Controversially, the girl was not expelled. She was placed on administrative leave and eventually transferred.
For more of this article, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/books/review/Toure-t.html
Thanks Deb for the great info!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Just a quick reminder that the discussion post for Barney's Online Book Club will go up on Sunday, October 25th. We will be discussing Testimony by Anita Shreve. All are welcome!
What are you reading? This meme is hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009