This is one that I read over Christmas break. It's Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Stegner was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and an incredible intellectual. This book took me back to a time when there weren't computers, iphones, or any of those electronic contraptions that clog our lives. He focused on nature and friendship and literature--clearly the things that matter. Stegner's writing took my breath away. I read and reread sentences because they were so beautiful. Nerd alert? I think yes. But seriously, I love it when a writer says truth in such an eloquent matter. I love it when a writer gets to the heart of what it means to be human, and what it means to be a friend. This book did just that. I felt God in this book in many ways even though the main character's aren't spiritual. Read it.
Congratulations to my hubbie for getting an internship with the Royal Bank of Scotland! He is the smartest person I know and I am so proud of him in every way. Marrying your best friend is the happiest thing one can do, I'm convinced.