Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cannonball Read - Book 38

I mentioned this book briefly in my last post, but this makes it official.

Sleep Toward Heaven was quite good, actually. My friend Tim the Librarian says that stories with intersecting lives are "hot right now," and Sleep Toward Heaven tells the tale of three women: a convicted serial killer awaiting execution, a doctor in Manhattan running away from her life, and a librarian (not Tim) mourning the loss of her husband. How these three women connect and how their lives are changes by their interactions with each other form the backbone of the book, but each woman lives her own story (unlike this book, where each woman lives everybody else's story, and it falls flat). Quick and interesting.

Sleep Toward Heaven - B

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