Who is ready for another great read for the fall? Here is the scoop on the book I just finished up, The Invisibles by Cecilia Galante.....
In the vein of Meg Donohue and Jennifer Close, comes Cecilia Galante’s adult debut about the complicated and powerful bonds of female friendship—a compelling, moving novel that is told in both the present and the past.
Thrown together by chance as teenagers at Turning Winds Home for Girls, Nora, Ozzie, Monica, and Grace quickly bond over their troubled pasts and form their own family which they dub The Invisibles. But when tragedy strikes after graduation, Nora is left to deal with the horrifying aftermath alone as the other three girls leave home and don’t look back.
Fourteen years later, Nora is living a quiet, single life working in the local library. She is content to focus on her collection of “first lines” (her favorite opening lines from novels) and her dog, Alice Walker, when out-of-the-blue Ozzie calls her on her thirty-second birthday. But after all these years, Ozzie hasn’t called her to wish a happy birthday. Instead, she tells Nora that Grace attempted suicide and is pleading for The Invisibles to convene again. Nora is torn: she is thrilled at the thought of being in touch with her friends, and yet she is hesitant at seeing these women after such a long and silent period of time. Bolstered by her friends at the library, Nora joins The Invisibles in Chicago for a reunion that sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will change each of their lives forever.
The Invisibles is an unforgettable novel that asks the questions: How much of our pasts define our present selves? And what does it take to let go of some of our most painful wounds and move on?
My Thoughts: I loved this book! The author did a fantastic job of weaving the four women of this tale together and creating a cast of characters you will laugh and cry with and who will keep you guessing until the end. Right from the get go, the author springs into action and hooks you. I enjoyed her depiction of the power of friendship and all the complicated emotions that go along with those friendships and how they define you throughout your life. If you are looking for a great read to start the fall off, I highly recommend this one! Pick up The Invisibles by Cecelia Galante today on Amazon....
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