Thoughts by Ann Patchett, Mariner Books (first pub’ 1992), 402 pages
Challenge: for #WiaN2023, category 7 Deadly Sins
Genre/Theme: Adult Fiction; mother-daughter relationships
Type/Source: eBook Libby
What It’s About: Rose accepts her sign from God to marry, but she prefers to drive.
Rose marries a fine man. She loves her mother. But she just cannot live the life as presented to her and she flees to a far corner and accepts where she lands. She is pregnant and accepts those terms, SORT OF. She finds a place for her in the midst of this somehow and . . .
SPOILER ahead –> just highlight to read it:
when the old life encroaches on the newly established, she drives off again. She leaves a daughter distraught with questions and confusions as to what comes next.
Thoughts: Patchett knows “people”, knows the ache of longing and frustration against the pull of responsibility. I love her.
Rating: Four slices of pie. LOTS of pie mentions! Lots of whipped cream.
“”In the hospital,” Rose said, pinching in the edges of a pie crust, or maybe it was a tart. Nothing was a plain old pie with her anymore.”many other pie mentions, including apple…