Monday, March 14, 2011

A Great Book

A number of months ago I sent out a facebook message asking for great book suggestions from people and got a number of them. I've VERY slowly been making my way through them. Most recently I picked up Keeping the House by Ellen Baker (one of the suggestions) and started in. I was pretty confident that I would like it because of the source of the suggestion but I didn't expect I would like it as much as I have.

I'm almost half way through it, if not for my head forcing me to put it down I wouldn't be able to put it down. Definitely the best book I've read in a long time.

It is a novel that follows the stories of a couple women, living in the same town. One is from the late 1800s and early 1900s and the other is during the 1950s. They were both struggling housewives - well written and very colorful housewives. Being a sort of accidental housewife I find the book both interesting and on some levels relate-able.

I don't know if any of you love to read or are looking for something new, but if you are, I would highly recommend this one.


  1. I just started a book last night & am already almost finished it....I will have to check out this one next!

    I am a reading addict!

  2. Jessica - wow, what is it that you are reading?

  3. I will have to go and order a copy! Thanks for the recommend!

  4. It's called Labor of Love. It's a memoir of a Nurse-Midwife named Cara Muhlhahn in NYC. She was actually featured in a documentary called "The Business of Being Born." All things labor & birth related are near and dear to my heart! I have toyed with the idea of going to midwifery school for I REALLY want to after the book & movie!

  5. Oh yes, I saw the movie. Very compelling!