Sunday, November 07, 2010

Jane Gardam

My first encounter with Jane Gardam was at the MinnPost's Book Club Blast, last March. Magers & Quinn was sellling books and I picked up a copy of Old Filth. The man staffing the book table was delighted that I bought it and told me I'd love it. He was right.

Today I've finished reading Flight of the Maidens, the story of three 17-year-old girls in 1946 England that begins on the day they learn they have been given scholarships that allow them to go to college. There is a wonderful balance between longing for independence versus the need for family. Highly recommended.