Sunday, October 4, 2009

October Book --- I See you Everywhere

The winner for the October Group Read is I See You Everywhere byJulia
Glass..

Booklist says..

*Starred Review* In her third exquisite, piercing novel, National Book
Award winner Glass juxtaposes the temperamentally opposite Jardine sisters.
Analytical, cautious Louisa is destined to become an art critic and gallery
owner. Reckless, sensual Clem is drawn to the wild and becomes a field biologist
dedicated to protecting endangered species. While Louisa seeks marriage and
motherhood, Clem catches and releases a stream of lovers. As the two women
struggle for their place in the world, they embody archetypal struggles between
nature and civilization, self and society. As compelling as the many-faceted
Jardine sisters are, so is everyone in their circle, from their foxhound-breeder
mother to the men in their lives: a history teacher, animal tracker, stuntman,
and guru. Glass’ episodic, funny, and deeply inquiring novel is inlaid with
priceless set pieces involving the sisters’ great-aunt Lucy; Titus, their
mother’s kennel man; and Esteban, a Haitian artist who knits enormous
sculptures. Terrible accidents, epic heartbreak, petty squabbles, and fatal
despair are dramatized with Glass’ offhanded brilliance and charged with her
hunger for enlightenment. Does art matter? Can we protect nature from ourselves?
Can we ever truly understand each other, let alone other species? Isn’t it our
calling as humans to try? Glass is a wisely questioning, ardent, and artful
novelist.

I checked and my library has a copy, so if you don't want to buy it,
check out
your local library! Happy reading and I will try to have posts
about it starting
next week!
;)


3 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh fun! The book I suggested got picked! :) Hope it is good!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I put it on hold at the library yesterday, and should be able to pick it up tomorrow (they had two copies). I am excited to read this! :)

Marie said...

I hope you enjoy it! :-)