January Reading, 2013
Although Marie Chaix is breaking my heart with her novel, Silences, or a Woman's Life, she also has me reflecting on myself and my relationship with my own mother. There is work involved in reading these words as well as there is deep satisfaction in the beauty of such well articulated emotions. As I turn these pages and sink further into her story I begin to see my world through her lens. I feel the shift in perspective that increases my ability to understand others. It is why I read.