Monday, August 13, 2007

The Book You Couldn't Let Go

I hope we’ve all had one. That book that implanted itself into your heart. The one that when you finished you just sat there holding it, wishing it hadn’t ended, still caught up in its emotion and afraid that if you move the feeling will go away. Although it’s been years since I’ve read it, one of those books for me was Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles. The ending left me feeling a myriad of emotions that I just couldn’t grab. I was happy and sad, heartbroken and yet uplifted. More than five years since its publication I still can’t shake this book.

So what was it for you? Was it a recent read or one from years ago that you just can’t shake? What was that book that found its way into your soul and left you thinking about it for days, months, and even years?