Monday, October 5, 2009
Shadows of Lancaster County
Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark is a book I have been waiting a long time to read. I had it checked out from the library in the spring and my book club members said that I should wait and then we could all read it together when it was my turn to choose the book. (We had read Whispers of the Bayou by Clark a year ago.) I started it a couple of days ago and yesterday after 8:30 P.M. When I picked it up I thought that I might read a couple hours and then go to bed. I finished it at 1 o'clock in the morning. The story is about Anna Bailey, who is living in California, having left Lancaster County to get away from a troubled past. She gets a call from her sister-in-law telling her that Bobby, her only brother, is missing. Anna chooses to return to Pennsylvania to try and figure out what is going on. This story is full of twists and turns that made me wonder what else was going to happen in the story. After finishing, it made me realize how the absence of truth can really affect many people's lives in ways that are harmful. Our book club should have plenty discuss about this novel when we meet next week. Has anyone else read this?