Thursday, February 09, 2006

What I'm reading


The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters Elisabeth Robinson

It's now 1:50AM and instead of sleeping I just finished this book.

The writing style took me a while to adapt to as the book is written as a series of letters from one person. This is another book about sisters - a topic that I mentioned is of interest to me as I have 3 of them. I also have 2 brothers but I have to admit my more *interesting* relationships are with my sisters.

In the novel (which is based on events in the author's life), one of the sisters is diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. I've had a sister survive cancer and I lost my father-in-law 9 months ago to complications of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia so this book hit me on a couple levels.

4 comments:

Sandra said...

I reserved this book at my local library and am next in line to receive it. Thanks for the recommendation :-)

cher said...

I think it's great you are getting in so much reading-part of the appeal of a get away time. Thanks for the review!

Laurie said...

Mary,
Thanks for sharing this book with us. I have 2 sisters and we are all cancer survivors...I think I will put this on my must read list.
Hugs
Laurie

Jeanne said...

Hi Mary! Hope your trip is going well!