I was far enough along on Thursday that I really couldn't bear to leave the book behind when I boarded the bus with Boo and the rest of his class and joined a third of the public school population of our town at the local arena built by the NBA to house a semi-pro team, the development league of the Golden State Warriors. The team has quickly become an integral part of our community and bestows its largesse any time it can, including inviting all local public school children to attend at least one tournament game during the week.
Alas, I didn't get very far with the book during the game, but I quickly made up for it. It's hard to say too much about the book without giving away the story, but it involves a young widower who owns a bookstore on a fictional island off the coast of Cape Cod. It's not exactly magical realism, but the time is not exactly linear either. The characters are wonderful and most of the action takes place in a bookstore. There's a little action, a little love, and a lot of books.