Sunday, August 8, 2010

Book Club Spotlight -- 8/8

In October, the library book club will be reading The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

Can you read your future in a piece of lace? All of the Whitney women can. But the last time Towner read, it killed her sister and nearly robbed Towner of her own sanity. Vowing never to read lace again, her resolve is tested when faced with the mysterious, unsolvable disappearance of her beloved Great Aunt Eva, Salem's original Lace Reader. Told from opposing and often unreliable perspectives, the story engages the reader's own beliefs. Should we listen to Towner, who may be losing her mind for the second time? Or should we believe John Rafferty, a no nonsense New York detective, who ran away from the city to a simpler place only to find himself inextricably involved in a psychic tug of war with all three generations of Whitney women? Does either have the whole story? Or does the truth lie somewhere in the swirling pattern of the lace?

Have you read this book? If so, give it some love (or dislike) in the comments section -- just no spoilers please!

1 comment:

Jules said...

I read the book, and I didn't like it. The characters weren't well written, and I didn't like any of the, and it just fell short of what I expected it to be, writing was alright, but the story itself wasn't as good as it should have been. And the title is somewhat deceiving.