August 21, 2009

Favorite Quote Friday

...what a sound that was, his laugh, low and confident again, like your best friend's laugh in the darkness when you believed he was gone forever. (Peace Like a River by Leif Enger)

I read this in September 2001. Here's the review I wrote in my book journal:

Started out great! Very lyrical, humorous and touching. Yet something happened halfway through. It just lost the sparkle. Swede, the younger sister, wasn't as big of a character as she was early on. I have to be fair though. Last Tuesday, terrorists hijacked four U.S. commercial jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and into the ground in Pennsylvania! Our country has been traumatically altered forever. I couldn't concentrate on my book, so perhaps it was a better book than I thought. What a terrible time for America. My heart breaks for all who were personally affected by this horror! Rating: A- (8/10 Very Good)

How odd that I found this particular quote and review so close to the 8th anniversary of that tragic day. In many ways, it seems like yesterday...


  1. How has it been almost 8 years already? A day, a week, a month, a year that was seared into our memories.

  2. I know. It's amazing how the time has flown. I was too young when Kennedy was assassinated, but I'll never, ever forget where I was when I watched those towers collapse. Awful, awful, awful.


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