Jackson just knows how to tell a story. That she populates her tales with characters from my family & from down the street is an added bonus. BETWEEN is my second Jackson read; the first was GODS IN ALABAMA. I now plan to read whatever she cares to write. I'm hers to lose.
VERY disappointing. The subtitle is misleading, as it implies something of a one-year chronicle when in fact this is an extended memoir. Nothing wrong with memoirs, but they should be properly titled. As a memoir of one who asked for admission to an order of nuns and was rejected, this is not a bad work. As entitled, though, this book cannot be judged by its cover.
Author Knut Hamsun won the 1920 Nobel Prize on the strength of this outstanding early twentieth century Norwegian epic, recommended by Pat Conroy in MY READING LIFE. Beautiful in language and rich in observation.