Welcome to the book fort!
Annabelle and I are reading a novel by one of our favorite people who just happens to be one of our favorite writers.
The incomparable Louise Penny.
It's no surprise to me when Louise Penny's newest novels win a multitude of awards.
The accolades keep coming, and deservedly so.
You can see reviews and awards for Glass Houses at Ms. Penny's webpage. It's a pretty impressive list!
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. And finally, watching the unmoving figure, a pall settles over the pretty Québec village.
Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montreal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgement.
Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
"….No other writer…writes like Penny….Her characters are distilled to their essences. The stylistic result is that a Gamache mystery reads a bit like an incantatory epic poem....It takes nerve and skill - as well as heart - to write mysteries like this."
"With grace and insight…Penny has pushed the boundaries of the genre with each novel, and 'Glass Houses' takes them still further….And she does so with compassion, decency and love as she depicts evil, exalts courage and neither flinches nor preaches as she confronts moral ambiguities-and the health and sickness within each soul."