Archive for the ‘love story’ Tag
Chevalier, Tracy. Girl with a Pearl Earring.
A coming of age story about Griet, a young maid and assistant to the artist, Vermeer. Set in 17th century Holland. Extremely well written. Chevalier writes like a semiotician in her description of Vermeer’s paintings and like an artist herself in Griet’s thoughts about art and the artist’s way of seeing.
Sparks, Nicholas. The Notebook. Grand Central Publishing.
A love story classic told through the eyes of an elderly gentleman whose wife has Alzheimers. A little mushy for my taste but others might enjoy it.
Gruen, Sara. 2006. Water for Elephants. Toronto: Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-639155-5. 335 pgs. paperback.
Ever wonder what it would be like to run away with the circus? Sara Gruen tells us in this story about Jacob, a young man who does just that. It’s the height of the Great Depression and Jacob is just about to write his final exams to become a veterinarian when disaster strikes and he is left homeless. This adventure/love story is full of interesting characters including one very special elephant. Told from the perspective of an older Jacob. Gruen is masterful with the details.