7 responses to “Another “best of 2007″ list: Chicago Tribune”
Your book was a choice for our book club in Lake Wylie South Carolina. WE are called “The Pearlie Girls” (long story) We are about 25 women who meet 2 x a month once for a book review and once for a social or volunteer activity. The next discussion will be January 4 at my house for your book and I am anxious to discuss how everyone reacted to this riveting and emotional saga. What made you choose this character and her saga??? Will let you know how the discussion goes. Since I am a therapist , I can say you depicted Post Traumatic Stress disorder pretty well- For most of the beginning she was living and talking in a dream state – Lots kept happenning to her but there was little reaction. So typical of folks that have been through trauma like she was.
What I loved about “Away”: wonderful, resilient, adaptive Lillian, and the way she could resonate with the culturally diverse personalities that she encountered throughout her dangerous journey! Thanks for a great read. I devoured most of it while doing time on a treadmill at the gym, using my new Kindle from Amazon.