What a beautiful story!
This quietly emotional book is told in several vignettes, all illustrating the effects that a book called “Theo” has on different readers.
The sorry follows a different person in each chapter. The only common thread is the experience that each person has with the same book, which was written by Alice, the first character we meet. This is truly an ode to book lovers, because truly no two people ever experience the same book in the same way. Each character and their lives are woven together to make a rich tapestry of a book that is both engaging and insightful.
This is a gorgeous story that I’m happy to have experienced. From beginning to end, I thought, “𝘈ℎ. 𝘛ℎ𝘦𝑟𝘦 𝘺𝑜𝘶 𝘢𝑟𝘦.”
About the Book:
That was the beauty of books, wasn’t it? They took you places you didn’t know you needed to go…
Alice has always wanted to be a writer. Her talent is innate, but her stories remain safe and detached, until a devastating event breaks her heart open, and she creates a stunning debut novel. Her words, in turn, find their way to readers, from a teenager hiding her homelessness, to a free diver pushing himself beyond endurance, an artist furious at the world around her, a bookseller in search of love, a widower rent by grief. Each one is drawn into Alice’s novel; each one discovers something different that alters their perspective, and presents new pathways forward for their lives.
Together, their stories reveal how books can affect us in the most beautiful and unexpected of ways—and how we are all more closely connected to one another than we might think.