Lana Mcgimpsey

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Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas
Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old Fashioned Good Story, Sept. 28 2009
Reading by Lightning is a very satisfying read. The characters lived on in my head each time I put the book down. The relationships between Lily and her mother and Lily and Aunt Lucy provided me with insights on parenting, love, and the complexity of family bonds. The descriptions of life on the prairies brought back memories of childhood and stories my mother has told me. Part of the novel takes place in England during WWII. I felt I was learning more about that period in history from a new perspective. The research in this novel seemed thorough, the writing so beautiful that I often stopped to read and re-read a passage. The opportunity to learn about the prairies, England, WWII,… Read more