3.23.2009

Book Review: The Mighty Queens of Freeville

The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, A Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them by Amy Dickinson

You know, this is just one of those pleasant reads.

And by pleasant, I don't mean that as code for "icky" or "boring", I just mean...pleasant.

The kind of book you read while swinging on a porch swing, sipping an iced tea while an exhausted puppy snores lightly by your side.

At least, that's how *I* read it. :-)

Amy is the advice columnist who replaced the late Ann Landers, and this is her memoir of marriage, divorce, and moving back home to Freeville, a tiny town in New York State.
I was enamored not only with her life, but with her easy voice, her companionable storytelling, and it made me want to sit on a porch with her, talking with the "Queens". You come to know Amy's life, as well as her family, and the old matriarchs who keep the family in line, connected, and well-loved. What more could any woman want?

Whether you read Amy's advice column or not, this is just such a gentle, lovely memoir from a talented writer. :-)

And isn't this a great book trailer? I was totally sold after watching that.

I mean, c'mon. Cows. :-)

http://www.hyperionbooks.com/author_video.asp?ISBN=1401322859

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