Sunday, November 15, 2015
Amazing, Cerebral, Fascinatingly Beautiful Books! My Favorites of 2015!
I read a brief description of this series on Fliver and was instantly intrigued. It is a woman's soul split wide open; an epiphany; a 1,600 page praise prayer to life; a spirit-reviving miracle. And more. It is what books are meant to be... It's why ink and paper were invented. Yes, these books are that good, and better.
So I ordered only the first book in the series to see if it lived up to my high expectations...BIG MISTAKE! I read it in one day and immediately got the last three books. I've never read a series quite like this. At the heart of the story is a lifelong friendship between two brilliant girls who grew up in a poor Italian neighborhood...(horrid oversimplification!) The author is a uniquely gifted storyteller and nothing I can say can adequately describe the beauty, depth, horror, insight and joy contained in this story...All four books are one continuous story that you never want to end.
So, if you're looking for something riveting, luscious, and magnificent to read to finish up your reading year, definitely read these amazing books. You can thank me later. ;-) xo, Marion