Monday, December 28, 2015

Waltzing the Cat

By Pam Houston

A story of a young woman who can't seem to find peace and love in her life. She goes white-water rafting in extreme conditions, sailing around the world in the midst of a storm, and has a very close encounter with a grand cayman in the Amazon river. But to find peace in her future, she needs to accept her past.
Lucy's story is written as independent short stories, each an adventure or misadventure with men, or both. I started reading the book twice. The first time, I couldn't get into it, for some reason, and had to put it down and finish a few other books. But the second read flowed easily. The writing is beautiful, and there were many places where I laughed, even out loud, despite certain sadness throughout. [288 pp.]

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