Thursday, October 29, 2009

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday
This is a weekly event hosted by Jenny at TakeMeAway!
It is the time each week to recognize those older books…
an older book you’ve always wanted to read,
or one that you have read
and love; maybe one from your childhood; or
review an older book -- how about even a classic!

My pick for this Thursday is to go back to an old favorite, More than you Know by Beth Gutcheon. I discovered this novel on the new paperback table many years ago at the bookstore I was working at at the time. I had never heard of the author though she had written atleast five other novels at that time. This novel appealed to the ghost story lover in me. Reminiscent of Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden, this is a must read for a cold, snowy night.

Here is the description from the back of the book:

In a small town called Dundee on the coast of Maine, an old woman named Hannah Grey begins her story: "Somebody said 'true love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.' I've seen both and I don't know how to tell you which is worse." Hannah has decided, finally, to leave a record of the passionate and anguished long-ago summer in Dundree when she met Conary Crocker, the town bad boy and love of her life. This spare, piercing, and unforgettable novel bridges two centuries and two intense love stories as Hannah and Conary's fate is interwoven with the tale of a marriage that took place in Dundee a 100 years earlier.

Beth Gutcheon has a whole list of other powerful novels. Check them out at her website here. (No affiliation to the website, just for your easy reference).

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


Trev said...

I love this book! I read it on my vacation with Adam's family after your told me too! lol