by Beth Kephart
To be published by Penguin/Philomel
on July 19, 2012
Source: ARC trade with another blogger
When I open the door, a nun blackbirds by, and I keep walking out into the air, which smells like fruit and sun and the color blue; it smells like the color blue in Seville.
Sometime I think reading so much makes me jaded. I open new books thinking: "yeah, book, how are you going to impress me?" This book didn't employ a single gimmick -- no razzle-dazzle premise or jaw-dropping plot twists or other trendy literary pyrotechnics. It just told a story, movingly and beautifully. I highly recommend it!