Thursday, November 27, 2008

Close to Spider Man

Author: Ivan E. Coyote

First line: Everyone on our street had kids.

Why you should read this book: With brief, poetic brush strokes, the author sketches the bare bone lines of her childhood in the Yukon and her burgeoning understanding of herself as an individual whose insides do not match, quite, her outsides. It's a small book, packed with surprises and pain, pierced with flashes of beauty of hope. There is rage and acceptance, love and rejection, colorful characters and scarcely expressible heartbreak.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You want to know all the details of every story and relationship; you hate to be left hanging as to motivation and resolution.

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