Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
This was my book club's selection for the month, and I didn't think I was going to like it at first. But I stuck with it and I liked it pretty well by the end, and it made for a good discussion at our meeting. It was a very quirky story about Quoyle, a man who flees to Newfoundland with his aunt and two daughters after his wife dies in an auto accident. Quoyle has been badly treated most of his life and has no self confidence because of it. But neighbors and friends in his new home help him to gain confidence and reclaim his life. I enjoyed the story but struggled with the writing style; I rate it 3 out of 5.