Monday, March 09, 2009
Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg
Synopsis: The story of a young Irish woman, Lydia, from South Boston in 1918 and her experiences during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic that killed thousands of Americans.
Readability: A little confusing at first to determine which character's voice we are hearing, but well worth flipping back to figure it out. To be honest, I listened to this one on my iPod, so maybe it would be easier in print. I'm not sure.
Predictability: Boy, I thought I had this one figured out. The ending is sort of a stunner. I had to think about it for a couple of weeks to determine if I was ok with it. I am.
Couldn't Put it Down Factor: It took me a long time to finish this one. Nevertheless, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I couldn't get Lydia out of my head.
Recommend it?: Absolutely. ABSOLUTELY. It's wonderful and touching and sweet and sad and fuunny and poignant and really just over all wonderful. I intend to find other books by this author.
Four out of Five stars--because of the stunning ending.