Archive for the ‘love story’ Tag

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Chevalier, Tracy.  Girl with a Pearl Earring.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.

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The Notebook

Sparks, Nicholas.  The Notebook. Grand Central Publishing.the notebook, sparks

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.

Water for Elephants

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.

Adult Fiction.