2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.

Book Review Blurb: Take a Look at the Five and Ten by Connie Willis

I love Connie Willis – from her full-length novels to her novellas like this one, she has such a magical way with language… She captures the magic of human experience – for good and for ill – with such a marvelous panache. The writing in a Connie Willis story is always amazing, and this was no exception. But it’s in her characters that she really shines… This story lives and breathes because of the skill with which Willis presents her personalities, from the good-hearted Ori to the selfish Jillian and Sloane (Ori’s sort-of-maybe-once-removed extended family members), from the well-intentioned Lassiter to the exceptional Grandma Elving. I found myself laughing, smiling, cringing and sighing at the way this extended family lived over, under, and through each other’s experiences. It was a delightful and quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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