Today is the anniversary of our engagement—34 years ago. That day we went prairie dog hunting; today we dismissed that idea—it now requires an expensive hunting license; we now use bifocals and trifocals; and it is over 100 degrees outside.
I just finished listening to the audio book of Moon over Manifest. I posted my review on my Goodreads shelf, but I wanted to give it a special mention. Here’s the review:
The blurb on OverDrive did not do this book justice. This is a lovely, well-written historical novel which manages to be historical in two eras--World War I and the Great Depression/Dustbowl era--through the use of an interesting narrative technique. The technique uses first-person narration, letters, stories, and newspaper articles to weave a complex story of a community and its survival in challenging times. I am not sure if this book is meant to be a Young Adult novel; it would certainly be suitable for that, but it is an interesting read. I used the audio version, and the readers do an excellent job. The historical notes at the end are interesting as well.
I should note that the 12-year-old narrator of the book seems overly adult in some of her observations, much like Huck Finn, but she has also had a very untypical childhood.
Knitting progress—one more square added to the blanket.