Saturday, December 04, 2010

Favorite Novel of the Year

And the envelope please!!

.....the winner of this year's coveted prize goes to.....

Why, you might ask, would this book win - this sweet-looking book with a clothespin on the cover?  Here are a few reasons:

 - The story centers around a big, abandoned house in the center of a small Wisconsin town.  It jumps from 1918 to 1945-50, describing the women who lived there and the saga that surrounded their families.

- The author, Ellen Baker, was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  She lived in northern Wisconsin for awhile and worked at J.W. Beecroft books in Superior - a beautiful little bookstore I used to adore until it went defunct. *Sigh*  She's a kindred spirit.

- It's 528 pages, y'all.  That's big and juicy enough to get you through the Christmas season.  And if you have a Kindle (Monica, Mom, I'm not jealous, not jealous at all....) it's going to be a lot easier to take it with you EVERYWHERE, which you will have to do once you read the first 2 pages.


Anonymous said...

I want to read!!Do you have for your sis-in-law???

Jeannie said...

Well, hey, sister! I think I can hook you up. It's a library book and I could probably renew it for you if you promise to treat it right. :) It's a big book to carry to COLORADO!!