I'm continuing my trek through this year's list of Bluebonnet Award nominees! This past weekend, I got halfway through Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee.
This story pulls at the heart from the very beginning, exploring the way feelings of love, loss, frustration, and hope can all coexist in profound relationships with family and friends--in human and animal experience. Appelt and McGhee draw us into the book with vivid descriptions of both story setting and character psyches. The mysterious spirituality woven throughout makes me feel like I'm in a place set apart, like the story of "Brigadoon".
I'll be finishing up Maybe a Fox this week. What are you reading today?