A Thousand Shards of Glass
I loved this little book. It was sent to me by Simon and Schuster Australia. I get sent a lot of books but I suspect this one was sent to me the reader not me the bookseller. Whoever thought to send it probably guessed I would love it.
Michael Katakis, who I have never heard of before, now feels like an old friend. His concerns about the US have a ring of truth to them. His love of life in the face of tragedy is heroic. He has loved and has been loved in a way which will make others envious. It is by no means a perfect book. It is human. Approachable. It invites conversation and asks you to walk with it. I was angered, saddened, enriched and inspired by this little book.
Thank you, Michael. (and the thoughtful folk at Simon and Schuster)