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Biographies & Memoirs
I am reviewing a copy of She Read to Us In Late Afternoons through Open Road Integrated Media and Netgalley:
Books have a way of shiping is, in a way defining who we become. Kathleen Hill highlights the books she read while in Nigeria and France as well as at her home in New York talking about the impact each book had on her life at the various points in her life.
Books like Things Fall Apart, Beyond the Fringe, Goodbye to All That, The Palm Wine Drinkard, Out of Africa, The Heart Of the Matter, The African Child and A Passage To India were read on late afternoons as the season of rain was coming to an end.
She read Madame Bovary while in France alone taking care of her crying children, she would sneak moments of reading in.
On a drizzly Saturday afternoon one December Kathleen Hill picked up The Diary of A Country Priest and began reading.
Hill talks about getting lost in the pages of A Portrait Of A Lady, growing to understand the main character more and more as she spent longer periods of time lost in its pages
Kathleen read to herself and to a friend whose eyesight had been deteriorating for years, she read to her children.
Hill Read in memory of those she lost, friends and loved one, she read for entertainment, but deeper than that she read for understanding.
She Read to Us In Late Afternoons reminds us of the power of books, the impact of the written word on our lives. It reminds us that the books we read have an impact on us.
I give She Read to Us in Late Afternoons five out of five stars!