Saturday, February 20, 2010 Mrs. Kimble (P.S.): Jennifer Haigh: Books

I'm going to try book reviews on my blog. Going with my passion. I'm on the list to get Android Karenina from Quirk Books and that made me feel more excited than meeting a favorite movie star. So then a lightbulb went on over my head. I will talk about books. Please bear with me as I get moving in this and leave suggestions, too. What are your favorite reads?

This week I'm reviewing Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh. It starts out with a man, dead and alone. He's lived his life having had three wives, three children and no one to love him or any friends. The story follows this man, but it concerns itself with his wives. Just like his wives, you as reader never know him. The women are all very different, as is each reincarnation of Mr. Kimble. He never changes his name or hides, but before the information age, it was hard to track a person if they left the area.

This is a story on how these women deal with such a man, and how they love him. You also see how he changes to become what he thinks he wants to be. But as I said, you never do know him very well. It's a great story, very well written. It wraps the story around you in such a way that you can't put it down. I love stories like this, real stories told in an excellant way.

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