The goal of the meme hosted by The Purple Booker Is to tease other readers into adding one’s current read to their TBR list. One does so by copying two or so sentences from where they left off (avoiding spoilers). Be sure to include the title and author of the book you are featuring.
Here are a few lines from Barkskins by Annie Prolux:
“In high school teachers talked of careers. Jeanne learned that botanists lived in a world of stem and leaf. There would not be an oil or gas job…for Felix… he intended to go into forestry…The cousins set the goal of getting into university. They had to complete two years at the community college before they could apply. The odds were against them.”
This is a formidable book at 717 pages but one that can sweep the reader away from time to time. I am nearly done and am so glad I tackled this novel.