9.27.2007

Book Review: Songs Without Words



Songs Without Words by Ann Packer

I so enjoyed Packer's debut novel, The Dive From Clausen's Pier, so I was eager to read her follow up novel which follows the sisterly relationship between Sarabeth and Liz, and what happens when Liz's daughter Lauren makes a drastic decision, driving them apart.

This is not a fast-paced, action-packed novel, instead reveling in the mundane parts of life that mingle with the drama and the sadness. I loved watching the unfolding of the characters within (though, admittedly, the male characters were less vivid), and watching to see them come full circle before finding themselves again.

I really enjoyed this novel - it perfectly suited the kind of novel I needed right now: quiet, careful, character-driven.

Recommended!

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