Welcome back to the EMC Book Club! The next book in our series is Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller.
I’m starting to realize that I’m drawn to books that are written over time. Now, I know that comes in many forms, and I don’t want to limit the books to a start and end point. I think that’s why I liked Swimming Lessons so much. While you’re learning about the present, you’re also emerged into the past. You’re seeing how a person changes over two decades, and how different people see them in obviously different ways.
Swimming Lessons is about a woman telling the story of her life to her husband through letters that she’s hidden in books. One day, this woman goes missing, leaving behind her husband and two daughters. Twelve years later, Gil (the hubs) thinks he sees his wife through a window. After an accident, his daughters are called back to their childhood home, and the story of the missing one starts to unravel.
I will warn you, this book can cause a love-hate relationship. At least, that’s what it did for me. I loved the reading the letters the mother had written. Then when it came time to hear about the present, I had trouble connecting with the main character (the youngest daughter). At times I wanted to reach through the pages and shake her!
I’m not going to give away any details, but forewarning – this book can be very suspenseful at times!
Well that concludes our book club meeting. I want to thank you for sticking around! Let me know if you’ve read Swimming Lessons, and what you thought about it! Also, don’t forget to mention any suggestions for future book club posts! I’m always looking for something to read! Until next time,