THE PURPLE BOOKER asks us to copy a few lines from a current read to “tease” others into adding our book to their TBR pile. Here’s mine for 6/8/21, a memoir by Mary Karr.
After their parents broke up, Mary, the author, and her sister move with their mother to Antelope, Colorado:
“By daylight the landscape was capital-B Beautiful. But something grim and Gothic hung over the place. The mountains seemed to lurch over the town. Plus, that fall the sky stayed gray, not unlike the skies I’d read about in Dracula, vaulted over by the Carpathian Mountains with their bare trees clawing out.”
This does not bode well, considering the author’s mother’s fragile mental state.
READ ANY GOOD MEMOIRS LATELY? This one is as harrowing and horrible as anything you can imagine, but un-putdownable!