This was one of those books that's been recommended to me forever and I've always given a non-committal, "Yeah, I'll have to check it out."
I was so, so wrong and my word, when am I going to stop thinking I know so much?
It was NOT about a bunch of old women in a book club. It is a delicious, true, painfully attaching novel that felt like coming home. Reading it under my cool sheets while the rain swept over our newly-moved-into home was a slice of heaven.
While I was about halfway through my mom (the only person whose literary tastes I trust completely) mentioned that this is a book she'll probably read once every year or so because there's just so much to it. I had no idea what she was talking about - it seemed, while captivating and funny, pretty one dimensional. But the second half of the book opened my heart right up and I was so sad when it ended.
P.S., is this a movie? If not, I am certain it will be soon. I hope they cast Jude Law as someone in it. I heard his voice regularly throughout the book and can't imagine a film adaptation without it.