lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala This book was hard to read since it has so much pain in every paragraph, but there are some beautiful moments within it. Much of the narrative seems to mean something to the author that was lost on me (and I suspect to other people outside her life) yet the small memories she shares about her children are so heartfelt and so joyful that the reader is struck more by the happiness they brought her than the sadness she is left with. This is a heartbreaking memoir, yet the writing is lovely.