January 2015 Book Reminder
Sorry! Already getting behind for the new year. This post should've gone up on Monday, but it slipped my mind. In case you need something to read over the Christmas & New Year's holiday, you could always start in on our first book of 2015.
Me? I've been slowly making my way through a collection of stories by H.P. Lovecraft. Everyone reads horror stories during Christmastime, right?
(Man, "January" starts to look really weird after you type it a few times.)
Synopsis: Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins this debut novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that will either be their undoing or their salvation. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.
When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart.