Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Being Mrs. Alcott by Nancy Geary

iconiconI actually finished this book Saturday night, less than 24 hours after starting it — but I'd gotten behind on blogging about what I was reading, so this post is a little late. It felt good to read a book in one day, though. Although I did that regularly as a teenager, I don't get to do it very often as an adult.

Being Mrs. Alcott was definitely the kind of book that you can't put down. It's a wonderful story about a upper-class woman who marries young and spends her life as a homemaker. She suffers a lot and sometimes seems quite marginalized, but at other times you see her as a very strong woman who is still always there for her family.

What is so addicting about this book is the human-ness of it. All of the characters have their faults as well as their good points, and the book seems to make the point that not everything that happens to us in our lives is necessarily someone's fault.

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