Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving!  For those of you still here in the blogosphere today, we’re sparking some curiosity with our Theme Thursdays, hosted by Reading Between Pages.

Here’s today’s topic:

PLACE DESCRIPTION (Location / Place / Room description)

Today I’m spotlighting The Kingdom of Childhood, by Rebecca Coleman.

The Kingdom of Childhood is the story of a boy and a woman: sixteen-year-old Zach Patterson, uprooted and struggling to reconcile his knowledge of his mother’s extramarital affair, and Judy McFarland, a kindergarten teacher watching her family unravel before her eyes. Thrown together to organize a fundraiser for their failing private school and bonded by loneliness, they begin an affair that at first thrills, then corrupts each of them. Judy sees in Zach the elements of a young man she loved as a child, but what Zach does not realize is that their relationship is—for Judy—only the latest in a lifetime of disturbing secrets.


Description:  I suppose in the beginning it was a love story.  The school into which I had wandered, following my midwife’s directions to sign up for a natural childbirth class held there in the evenings, was a fairy-tale cottage of apricot walls and cabinetry built from knotty pine.  In the kindergarten room, knitted dolls waited in a line beneath a large bright window; wooden fish, painted in pale washes of color, leaped from a swirl of blue silk arranged on a shelf.  At the center of it all sat a lantern, nestled among the seashells and pine cones strewn on a small table.  Its blue overlay was decorated with the silhouette of a young girl with her skirt held out, catching in it the stars that fell like coins from the sky. p. 17


Yes, that’s a lengthy one, but I couldn’t stop in the middle!  lol

What did you find today?  I’ll come on by and check yours out…hope you’ll come here, too.



8 thoughts on “THURSDAY SPARKS — THEMES! — NOV. 24

Please leave your thoughts. Comments, not awards, feed my soul. Thanks!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.