Books: February 28, 2018
Recent Books Read to Me
When I sew, I listen to downloaded books from the Maine State Library online system.
Three recent books I listened to are worth sharing.
First, APE HOUSE by Sara Gruen, author of the popular WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. I was astonished at the human language acquistion of these apes.
A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME is a first novel that was unexpectedly interesting–probably because it explores when good people fall under the sway of a terrible “strong” man who uses religion to manipulate them. I’ve long said that belief systems are among the most powerful things on the face of this earth.
DEEP DOWN TRUE falls into a lighter vein, but I enjoyed its desire to grapple with some difficult issues. How does a “nice” person manage when faced with difficult life choices? Maybe it depends on the depth of the person’s niceness. Or maybe the person learns to recognize when “nice” isn’t going to work. And maybe the person learns why her “niceness” formed in the first place.