I haven't read any of O'Connor's work but she been recommended to me over and over. I think I'd rather start with this book though, as I like to know about an author's life before I read their books.
Thanks for being on the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I really enjoyed reading this book - it's one of my fave reads this year.
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I'm so glad that you loved this one! I wasn't too sure about it when I first came across this book, but now I'm intrigued. This sounds like so much fun! I haven't read anything by Flannery O'Connor but she's been on my list of authors that I need to experience for a few years now O'Connor suffered from lupus, and she fled home to her family's Forced by illness to leave behind a successful life as a writer in New York, Flannery O'Connor has returned to her family home in Milledgeville, Georgia.
She desires a quiet, solitary existence, but Ann Napolitano. In Flannery O'Connor's hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, reckless relationships lead to a tragedy that forever alters the town and the author herself. Years later, as Flannery is finishing a novel and tending to her menagerie of peacocks, her mother drags her to the wedding of a family friend.
Melvin has come to Milledgeville to begin a new chapter in his life, but it is not until he meets Flannery that he starts to take a good, hard look at the choices he has made. Despite the limitations of her disease, Flannery seems to be more alive than other people, and Melvin is drawn to her like a moth to a candle flame. Melvin is not the only person in Milledgeville who starts to feel that life is passing him by.
Lona Waters, the dutiful wife of a local policeman, is hired by Cookie to help create a perfect home. As Lona spends her days sewing curtains, she is given an opportunity to remember what it feels like to truly live, and she seizes it with both hands.
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Heartbreakingly beautiful and inescapably human, these ordinary and extraordinary people chart their own courses in life. What is less obvious is that Napolitano will somehow make you one of those survivors thinking about your own rocky road to redemption.
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One cannot imagine the novel without her, but she is just one in a cast of fully fleshed- out and entrancing characters. Be prepared to like this book. This is a book one wants to savor slowly for its language, but is also a page-turner in the best sense of the word.