It's been awhile since I've done a book review. I bet you thought I'd forgotten. AH! No such luck, people. I insist on pretending that I can write book reviews. And I'd be much obliged if you'd just play along with me, okay?
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennoxby Maggie O'Farrell was wonderful. It was excellent. I'm not sure how even to describe it.
Iris learns that her great-aunt Esme is being released from a mental institution. The only problem, Iris didn't even know that she had a great-aunt, that her grandmother had a sister. The story of Iris and Esme is told through bits and pieces. It's not so much told, it's more like it unfolds. A bit gothic, a bit mystery, a bit of a love story. I really can't describe it. It's just very good.
5 out of 5 stars!