Friday, August 3, 2007

Closed another one

Solstice Wood by Patricia A. McKillip
A nice read on a hot afternoon. I did get up out of my chair for lunch, and to hang out laundry, but it was so easy to sit back down and continue with the story.
I always give her works a try. Some I have liked, others I haven't. Glad I didn't miss out on this one.
Library Journal:
When her grandfather dies, bookstore owner Sylvia Lynn reluctantly returns to the small town of her childhood. Brought once more into the radius of her powerful grandmother and the rambling house known as Lynn Hall, Sylvia confronts the ghosts of her past and the possibility that she may not be entirely human-and that her future may involve a group of women who guard the openings between the worlds. With the same gentle elegance that she uses to craft her fairy tale fantasies, McKillip (Od Magic) infuses the present-day world with the elements of myths and the elusiveness of the supernatural.


strauss said...

Wow, I am so impressed. You are a speedster reader! I am awfully slow, but still enjoy reading. I just finished The Memory Keepers Daughter. Have you read it. It was ok, I found the language and writing quite excellent, but the story rather predictable, so I was a little disappointed.

Elizabeth said...

Don't forget I have a grown up son who doesn't need a lot of attention and a retired husband. I have hours to read that I didn't have years ago.....and sometimes I manage hit a streak with lots of books that interest me.

I didn't care for the storyline in Memory Keepers, so didn't finish it.

I have this theory that there are only so many books I can read in a lifetime so I pass on anything that doesn't grab me right away.

I can reject 4 and read one when I bring home a pile from the library.