Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Peace Like a River

Peace Like A River by Leif Enger

Dear Mr. Enger,
I've never written a letter to an author and so this experience is very foreign to me. When I closed your book yesterday I knew with certainty that I would be writing you. Each page in your book brought me to my grandmas warm country home in the Midwest, me curled up on her couch with a homemade quilt in front of the old wood burning fireplace, grandma cooking some Midwestern delicacy in the kitchen, and grandpa hunting squirrel. Your book visited none of those images and yet it was like visiting the most warm, comfortable and familiar places I'd ever been.
SWEDE!!! What can I say about little nine year old Swede. She's what I wish I could be. You created the most real characters and as I write this I am positive that there was a mistake at the library, this isn't a novel it's non-fiction, because I can't imagine a world that Swede, Reuben, and Davy don't live in. Thank you for this book. It's one that will stay with me and that I will think of often. Oh, how I would love to live one day in your mind...what fun you must have just thinking!!!
Sincerely and with Admiration
Andrea Golding
PS. What ever happened to old Valdez!!!

Dear Bookclub Friends,
READ IT! Please!
Thank you,

Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Child Called It

I don't have a picture of this book. I would like to review it, though.

I don't know where you begin with this book. It is a horrible tale of a abused child. It really makes you think about what if you were like that. Some of the things him mom doe =s is make him throw up everyday after school to see if he has eaten, "The mirror treatment", shuts him in the bathroom and makes him clean it with a mixture of ammonia and clorox, doesn't feed him, and doesn't consider him a part of the family. It's a trilogy. It is so sad. It is the best child abuse book you can ever read. You definitely HAVE to check it out!