Sunday, June 26, 2016
What I'm Reading
Yesterday was the 140th anniversary of the battle. I was last at the site on the 125th anniversary -- doesn't seem like that many years have passed. I had bought this book about a year ago -- Philbrick is an incredible writer -- he's the one who wrote the book about the whaleship Essex... and I've read a number of his others, including one about the Mayflower. When I was there for the 125th anniersary, there was an old woman, who since passed, whose father actually fought in the battle, well, not the main battle but one two miles away on the same day. He was 70-something when she was born and she was in her 90s and I had her sign a book I had bought underneath a photo of her father. I think it may be the only time in my life I asked for someone's autograph.
So when I realized it was June 25, I thought this was a good pick. I have read about 50 pages, but Ihave a novel on standby in case I get tired of being scholarly. The novel on standby is called June and here's what Amazon says:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever.