Book 35 of my 2014 Reading Challenge
Come to Me by Amy Bloom
A collection of short stories about family relationships. 5 of the stories are interconnected and the other 7 stand alone.
I devoured this book in one sitting last night, reading and rereading her passages to fully absorb these fascinating stories. The characters were so human that even when I didn't want them to act the way they did (such as the girl's unhealthy reaction to Mr. Klein's attention in "Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines", or seemingly every married person's thoughts of affairs), I understood it so clearly.
I rarely remember my dreams but when I woke up this morning I recalled a hauntingly beautiful dream I had last night that incorporated themes from both "Silver Water" and "Semper Fidelis", further proving that these characters will stay with me for some time.
I absolutely loved this book. While researching her other books to add to my 'to-read' list, I was surprised to find I've read her before (A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You). Since I liked that one but it didn't resonate with me like Come to Me did, it will be interesting to see how I feel about the author as I read her other books.