Release Date: August 29, 2017
Slowly, over the years, the list has changed, and it has dwindled.
There is now a very small group of outstanding writers remaining on that list. Louise Penny has been there, at the top, since I happened upon Still Life.
Honestly, I do not think there's anyone writing today who is writing as well as she.
She has taken pen to page and created a group of people her readers have grown to love. Some have stories we're still waiting to learn. Some have broken our hearts. Ms. Penny takes the pieces of broken hearts, puts them back together and raises them high - to the light. And she does it fearlessly.
She's able to write about tough topics, as she does in Glass Houses, with a deft and sure hand. Helps us remember that even when we're doubting the world we live in, there is goodness.
Glass Houses kept me on my toes. It had some surprises that made me think. And, as always, there was the irreverence and subtle humor that have become a Louise Penny signature.
I loved Glass Houses.
I want to stumble into Three Pines and never leave.
Note: I received an advance reading copy from the publisher with no discussion regarding whether or not I would review the book.