Morning Meanderings… Book Club… The Morning After
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
Yes… it is a Gilmore morning…
Ok that was random but I laughed. I love the ending of this one.
Book club was uber great last night but it really usually is. 14 of the Bookies made it last night in what was like our first real snow that I have seen this season. Roads were slick, but the girls made it to my house.
We discussed Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain over tasty Kielbasa, mini meatloaves, fruit salad, cheese, crackers, and wine. I handed out our books from Harper Collins and we chose our next read for March:
The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation before their daughter begins college. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner’s heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they’ve only read about in headlines
or seen on TV.
As their world comes undone, the Courtlands are drawn into a vortex of dread and recrimination. Why weren’t they more careful? What has happened to their daughter? Is she alive? Will they ever know? Caitlin’s disappearance, all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning of the family’s harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths until all that continues to bind them together are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point will a girl stop fighting for her life?
Written with a precision that captures every emotion, every moment of fear, as each member of the family searches for answers, Descent is a perfectly crafted thriller that races like an avalanche toward its heart-pounding conclusion, and heralds the arrival of a master storyteller.
Sound good? I think so!
Today I have work to catch up on. I have been hanging out with friends and family since Saturday and now I need to get something done 🙂
And just in case you have not had enough coffee…