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READING: If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

June 22, 2010

From Random House:

Written with maturity and insight, and in beautiful, clear-eyed prose, these stories plumb the depths of love, loss, and hope. A father struggles to forge an independent identity as his blind daughter prepares for college. A mother comes to terms with her adult daughter’s infidelity, even as she keeps a disturbing secret of her own. An artist mourns the end of a romance while painting a dying man’s portrait. An accident on a trip to Italy and an unexpected connection with a stranger cause a woman to question her lifelong assumptions about herself.

Brilliant, hopeful, and fearlessly honest, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This illuminates the truths of human relationships, truths we come to recognize in these characters and in ourselves.

I used to read so much, and all the time! These past few years, I feel like I’ve really neglected reading for pleasure – maybe because I was so sick of reading stuff for work? I’m determined to turn this all around though, and go back to how things once were. I first heard of this collection of short stories via a review on NPR. I picked it up today so that I can bring it on our trip next week – some nice, light vacation reading, huh? But, well, what can you do – the heart wants what it wants!