Saturday, June 21, 2008

Read The House on Fortune Street

Margot Livesey's known for her rich, complex, and incredibly moving novels (she's also an incredibly wonderful person, by the way). The House on Fortune Street is told in four remarkable voices, each grappling with the pain, pleasures and peril of love--and secrets.

Actress Abigail breaks the heart of her graduate school lover Sean with a cruel secret; Dara waits for her married lover to break free of his family, and Cameron grapples with his silent, secretive ache for prepubescent girls (and he's one of the novel's most compassionately drawn and fascinating characters, by the way).

Livesey tunnels deep into the hearts and minds of her characters, making them rich, haunting, alive and absolutely unforgetable. Really, this is one to read immediately.

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