Diane handles our large children\'s section and co-owns the store. Being a retired teacher with over 30 years of service to the Dekalb County School District she has an advantage of knowing the ins and outs of the younger generation and what they like to read. She also likes to read historical fiction and regular fiction.
In this book, Ms. Youngson has created an achingly beautiful homage to the power of the written word.
Written entirely in the form of letters between a woman and a man who have never met at the beginning of the story and who have still have not met at the end, it is an old-fashioned testament to friendship in our age of instant everything. The Tolund Man is also a major (albeit, silent) character. The reader is kept, delightfully, on her toes as the story seems to smoothly unwind—then take a sudden, totally unexpected turn in an entirely different direction.
I could hardly put the book down, reading it everywhere I went for even a few minutes whenever I could. The ending, as is often the case with really good books is open to interpretation. I know what I want to believe. After you read it, let’s talk!