Challenge: Tournament of Books Genre: Contemporary Fiction Type/Source: eBook / Kindle Why I read this now: It’s Rooster Reading time once again.
The endive truck is parked there, and the trucker is outside, sitting on the curb, eating a waxed paper–wrapped apple pie.
MOTIVATION for READING: I selected this one because it was short. What can I say, I want to read as many as I can. Plus it has mostly good reviews.
WHAT’s it ABOUT: I’m going to share the blurb at goodreads.com:
…the wry, beautifully observed story of a woman at a crossroads, as Ruth and her friends attempt to shore up her father’s career; she and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits – in the absence of a cure – of dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills; and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible man her father has become.
WHAT’s GOOD: I loved the tone; contemplative, searching, kind, honest. I think I might have expected whiny, but it isn’t at all.
FINAL THOUGHTS: All the characters were easy to cheer for. and LOTS of PIE! Actually, lots of food. This is one of those books that maybe nothing huge happens but there is so much going on. Very good story and told in an interesting way.
RATING: Four slices of pie: apple, chicken potpie, pecan with chocolate in it, and just pie.
At the bistro, our server struggled to remember the pie list.