Sample Saturday – a man, essays, and a daughter

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi

Why I have it: Not sure.

Summary: Marco Carrera is ‘the hummingbird’, a man with an almost supernatural ability to remain still amid the chaos of an ever-changing world. The story examines the emotional challenges that fill his life.

I’m thinking: No – the conversational style will likely begin to irritate me.

These Precious Days: Essays by Ann Patchett

Why I have it: Because of Beck’s review.

Summary: “Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these essays.

I’m thinking: Yes (I think I like Tyler’s nonfiction more than her fiction).

The Book of Mother by Violaine Huisman

Why I have it: Not sure.

Summary: Story about a daughter’s inextinguishable love for her manic-depressive mother, and their joyful and chaotic life in Paris, which changes when Maman is hospitalized after a third divorce and a breakdown.

I’m thinking: Yes.

5 responses

  1. I’m not tempted by Patchett after my husband disliked her Bel Canto. And that Book of Mother sounds triggering for me, so… it would be a no for all three of these for me.

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