Saturday, April 9, 2011

Book Review: The Diary by Eileen Goudge

I read this little book by Eileen Goudge one afternoon in March and forgot to record/review it. It was such a short little happy book, not filled with any profound truths or passionate writing. Just a nice Saturday afternoon book, one that makes you feel that all is right with the world.

The story goes that two adult sisters are going through their mother's things, after having moved her into a nursing home, and find a diary. They read it, of course, and find out all kinds of surprising things about her and their father. One can't help but wonder while reading this: how well do we really know our parents? What secret stories do they share, and what do they keep from one another?

This is a sweet love story, and I very much needed a light, happy book at that time.I haven't read any other Eileen Goudge books but I will keep her in mind for those in-between reads.

Other Reviews of The Diary
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