I’ve been venturing into more contemporary fiction, and so far I’ve really enjoyed it! I absolutely loved The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.
It made me laugh:
… Kenny G is extremely talented and resourceful and a powerful force to be reckoned with … Mr. G might not seem evil, but I fear him more than any other human being.
It made me cry:
My mom is sort of leaning against me, so I throw an arm around her shoulder and give her a little squeeze. She looks up at me and smiles. “My good boy,” her lips mouth, bathed in candlelight, and then we both join in with the singing.
It made me think:
He never once tells me what Tiffany thinks or what is going on in her heart: the awful feelings, the conflicting impulses, the needs, the desperation, everything that makes her different from Ronnie and Veronica, who have each other and their daughter, Emily, and a good income and a house and everything else that keeps people from calling them “odd.”
And it made me feel connected in little ways:
. . . crabby snacks, which are buttered crabmeat and orange cheese on English muffins . . .
My mother-in-law makes these!