My sister had a really, really bad week last week, so I was looking around for something to cheer her up. She made me a most excellent CD about three years ago, on a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day* so I wanted to return the favor.
But as it happened, I remembered that it must almost be time for Kristin Hannah’s new book, Firefly Lane, to be out, and that sounded like something my sis and I could share, so I went to her website to see if it had been published yet, and to my delight, it is! This is a snippet of something that made me want to read the book:
Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone’s Farm apple
wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a
coming-of-age novel, it’s the story of a generation of women who were
both blessed and cursed by choices. It’s about promises and secrets and
betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows
you—and knows what has the power to hurt you…and heal you. Firefly
Lane is a story you’ll never forget…one you’ll want to pass on to your
I am a big fan of Hannah’s books–there is a sense of depth and human understanding to her work that feels like my own life. But because I am still friends with my best friend from this age (you may remember that we hiked to the top of Pikes Peak together last year), this book looks particularly appealing and I can’t wait to read it.
Here is where my sister comes in: there was also a terrific soundtrack the book listed, available on Itunes, so I bought that, and sent it to my sister to cheer her up. I picked up the book at Barnes and Noble yesterday. It has a gorgeous cover. (I’m still reading for the RITAs, so it might be a week or so before I can get to it.)
If you’ve not read Hannah before, you really should. If you have, I’m glad to let you know that Firefly Lane has arrived.
* If you are not familiar with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst, get thee to a bookstore immediately and buy it.