Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Boxmaker's Son

I have been reading this book for a week now and I have so say, it is one of the most beautiful stories I've read and I will always remember it.

It is Beautifully nostalgic and so moving that it brings tears to my eyes. The time period is in the 60's. A time when my older brothers and sisters were being raised. It is a beautiful tribute to this man's father and has made me love my own even more.

He jumps back to the time when as children, our lives are so carefree and easy. A time when we look at our parents and have no idea the struggles they are having, raising and supporting us.

I know I am not a professional in my critiquing but I would highly recommend reading this book. It brings such a good feeling. Memories of a happy childhood. A childhood not too different from one I remember. Playing kick the can in the street with all the other neighborhood kids, long sacrament meetings in the evening.

Anyway, I hope I have done this book justice with my thoughts. I hope you all go out and read it. It will bring a little sunshine to your day.


Lisa M. said...

I'll have to make a point to read this one. I've just started, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter"- and just finished "Harvesting the Heart"-

I've been in a read mood lately. Sometimes I crave reading like it is a food, a sustinance that I just HAVE to have. Crave- Crave is a good word for it.

I love your recommendations because I always find myself lost in a world, where I know you've been.

Someday, my dear, you'll write your own book. Even if it is your life's story- and I promise you-

The world will still, to listen-

melissa c said...

I think that is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. Thank you. That means more than you know.

chronicler said...

Okay, now I have to go to the library! You've made me want to read it. but then again I can't resist a box!

Yolanda said...

I'm already reading three...why not add another?! I actually have this book, but never read it (YET!)

Jennie said...

sounds like a great book!