Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What I'm Reading

I just finished in The Time of Butterflies. I'm not going to discuss it much here, as my book club has not yet  met together to discuss it. However, in the post script the author discloses that she believes one more fully understands history not through a history textbook but through a fictional story in a historical context. I agree. Butterflies tells a moving story of a family in the Dominican Republic during a dictatorship this past century.  The struggles one endures and convictions one must possess is entirely conceivable in this novel, unlike reading a straight-forward, factual account of history. If you enjoy reading fiction in the historical context, I recommend this book for a great, moving read!

1 comment:

Brandt and Jill Waggoner said...

I remember watching the movie with you in a Spanish class. Today in Wake Forest looks like one of those spring days when we'd stroll past the fountain in our high heels with our to-go cups of tea and slip into Dr. Glosson's class. :) Miss you friend!

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