Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Edmund De Waal: The Hare with Amber Eyes
For five months Louise Penny kept me company with her brilliant Armand Gamache mysteries and just last week I finished her seventh novel. It was a sad day, knowing that I'd have to wait months for the eighth book to be published. There's nothing I like better than to dig into a juicy mystery on a long summer weekend. Edmund De Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes saved my Canada Day holiday. The Hare with Amber Eyes is about memory, objects, family history, story-telling, and touch. I'm only a tenth of the way into the book and already I'm hooked. The Hare with Amber Eyes is a biography that reads like a mystery. Don't try reading this before bedtime: it's a compelling read, very hard to put down.