Whatcha Reading? Wednesday

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I am currently in the midst of our book group's selection for February: The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. Probably not written as such, but it is a very pro-life book. Beginning in the early 60's, it is the story of a doctor/father who is forced to deliver his own child(ren) during a snowstorm that keeps the young couple from making it to the hospital. What was assumed to be one child turns out to be twins. But the second baby has a problem--she is a Down's Syndrome baby. He makes the radical decision not to "burden" his wife with this ongoing issue, and gives the baby to the nurse to commit to an institution. Then he tells his wife there was another baby, but she died. All that happens in the first chapter, so I'm not spoiling anything for you. The rest of the book deals with the fallout from that on all three remaining members of the family--father, mother and "surviving" twin son.

I've also dipped into Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. I liked his Into Thin Air, which I read a couple of years ago. This one is the basis for the movie that was released last year--about a young man who hiked into Alaska, thinking to be "one with nature" or some such, and ended up starving to death in the wilderness. Not too far in, yet, so I have no opinion formed.

Hope you're reading something good!


finished zippy with a *huge* bawling session. thanks for the tip, mamaT.
am currently working on duma key by my beloved stephen the king. three words: he's finally back!

oh yeah. i read into the wild . i thought it was really good. a'course, it's not unlike reading "titanic" accounts. you know how it ends.



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