Monday, July 27, 2009

Avid Reader

Does anyone remember the first book they ever read? Believe it or not, mine was Maya Angelo's 'I Know Why the Cage Birds Sing'. I've been hooked on reading ever since. Thanks to her for starting me on my path.

Next on my list to read is:

Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange by Amanda Smith

Celia’s mother died in childbirth while her father, she believes, lives in Southampton,England. Raised by her Aunt Tassi in Black Rock, Tobago, Celia is well cared for until the attentions of Uncle Roman become frightening and dangerous. Out of self-preservation, Celia must make an escape to the neighboring island of Trinidad and then flee to England to find her father and ultimately herself. But during her escape, she falls gravely ill. In Port of Spain, she is nursed back to health by William, a caring gardener, and his mother, who help Celia further by finding her a job with a local doctor’s family. What feels like newfound independence soon becomes a tangled and overwhelming web of secrets when Celia finds herself passionately involved with Dr. Rodriguez, the master of the house. Written with great beauty and economy, Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange is the story of one woman’s search for love and identity by talented Caribbean newcomer, Amanda Smyth.

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