Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Salon: San Francisco Books

I'm barely squeezing this in, but we just got in from a day at Yosemite.

I only finished two books this week; it's been a slow reading week for me. I brought both books with me on our trip because both books have San Francisco ties.

One is The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer. It is fiction and is set in San Francisco. In addition, the story centers on the ambiguity of marriage and our trip is for our 30th wedding anniversary. I didn't buy the main character's motivations until the whole story wrapped up and everything became clear. Once I got to the end, I loved the book. As a woman who has been married for thirty years, you can take it from me that relationships can be very unclear.

The other book is The Crack in the Edge of the World. It's the story of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire and it was full of cool information about the San Andreas Fault and earthquakes and early San Francisco.

It was fun reading about places while you are actually walking through the places.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, those sound great! I love reading about places I've been.

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  2. When I travel, I feel lucky to find one good book. It was great to find two!

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  3. I've been wondering about A Story of a Marriage, so I'm glad to hear that you liked it. I'm going to check it out!

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  4. It wasn't exactly what I'd expected. The plot and the characters were very ambiguous, but it all felt very true.

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  5. I've also heard good things about The Story of a Marriage. Was it an odd book to read on your 30th?

    And I always try to take books about the place I'm going to if I'm going to be there longer than a week.

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