I’ve always remembered how much I liked Ann Patchett’s writing; Bel Canto and Truth &…
The books on a bookshelf can hold memories of a lived life — many dreams, the places visited, a childhood, and adulthood.
Eternity’s Trap is what happens when an author speculates on the “what-ifs” of history, and in this case the story of Robert E. Lee. A fascinating read of historical fiction with a serious story.
How to capture a journey? Because this novel is definitely a journey through a long-ago and far-away world, one that becomes more and more familiar as you read on, and more involving and moving and fascinating.
As the author notes about her mother’s biography: “It was very important to me to keep my mom’s voice alive; that was a promise I made to myself from the beginning. I didn’t want to edit her story in any way whatsoever. That was quite a task.”