This is a book about loss and how hard it is to be alive, alive as a teenage girl, alive as a teenage Mennonite girl. Yes everything is bad. So we love fiercely and we take care of each other. A masterpiece.
“I would ask him if he remembers all that but I don‘t really want to have conversations about the past with anyone but myself. It prevents discrepancies from creeping in.”
The way Nomi talks about her missing sister is painfully similar to how I feel about mine.
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I did as well as usual on the NYT Notable!
The Dutch House
Want To Read:
In Byron‘s Wake
No Visible Bruises
The Problem with Everything
She Was Like That
While I found the read to be dense and difficult to follow at times, the discussion with my bookclub on Saturday was fascinating. We barely referenced the book but talked a lot about the marginalization of women in general. 4⭐️ #2019 #bookstagram #bookeview #canadianliterature #litsyatoz #litsyatz2019 #w