A breezy read

Breezy novels are hard to come by.  Especially  breezy novels that are not piffle.  So, I heartily recommend Rebecca Makkai's The Borrower for the next time you need something to occupy a few hours of your time.

I won't spoil the story by telling you what it's about, except to say that it's not about events that spin tragically out of control (she tells you the ending on the first page, so I'm not spoiling anything by telling you this). Instead, it's about the power of books, and of family -- the typical coming-of-age-novel, except from a unique viewpoint.

Read it!

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