Welcome to Thursday Sparks, where we celebrate bookish events. Today, let’s shout out about the “month” theme, as we join Kavya, Reading Between Pages, for Theme Thursdays.
Our event gives us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.
The theme for this week is
My selection this week is from one of the books I’m reading: When Madeline Was Young, by Jane Hamilton, a richly textured novel about a tragic accident and its effects on two generations of a family.
(A mother and daughter conversation about the Christmas card): “You go,” she said to Tessa, “and spend November at the printer. You take a picture that’s good of everyone—Katie doesn’t have her mouth open, Lyddie’s not blinking, your head’s not in a book, your father for a moment is not staring out at the Andromeda who-knows-what….”
The following summer, on July 24, 2003, Buddy’s son was killed in Baghdad. Nearly three months had passed since the war with Iraq had been declared over.
Now I’m eager to hop around the blogosphere and see what you’ve excerpted!