It’s been a bit of a week, so I’ll confess I’m having trouble remembering what I’ve read. (What day is this again?)
But two books stand out. Beatriz Williams’s The Summer Wives, set on fictional Winthrop Island in the 1930’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s, as choices made in one generation shape the lives of those who come after, in ways no one could expect, and Jennifer Robson’s The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding, in which a granddaughter in the present goes seeking her grandmother’s past and discovers that her grandmother was one of the embroiderers of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding gown, leading us into the lives of two seamstresses in the grim, gray London of 1947.
What have you been reading this week?