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Just another American living in Sweden


book of november: the shortest way home

Not to brag or anything, but I have read the entire published works of Juliette Fay. Weirdly enough I still think of her as Mrs. Fay, the mother of four children I used to babysit back in the day. Which was a Wednesday.

the shortest way home

Fay’s newest book is titled The Shortest Way Home. I want to say it came out this month, but really I can’t be relied upon to know details like that. The detail I can be relied upon to know is how wonderful I thought this book was. I’ll spell it out for you, it was: A. W. E. S. O. M. E. If you don’t believe me, check out what other people think. Although it’s a close call, I think this is my favorite of her books thus far. Fay brings you into the world with ease, as you grow immediately fond of the characters she’s drawn. This is characteristic of her other books as well; however, I found myself particularly entranced by this novel. Maybe it was because this was the first book I didn’t imagine taking place in the Fay’s home as it looked circa 2004 when I babysat there. (Yes, this did creep me out.) Maybe it was more because of the fact that I found more similarities between the main character and myself in this book compared to the others. Regardless, it was certainly a page turner.

I say page turner in the loosest meaning of the phrase. Seeing as I decided it was unnecessary to wait for the actual hard copy of the book to be delivered to me I purchased the iBook from iTunes. (And therefore didn’t actually turn any pages.) It was the first iBook I have ever purchased. My impatience was rewarded, as I found it ridiculously convenient to have a book on my phone. I could literally read the book whenever and wherever I wanted, for however long I saw fit.

This isn’t supposed to be an advertisement for iTunes or iBooks, so I’ll stop now. I will leave you with a strong recommendation to read this book as soon as possible.

If you like it check out Fay’s other works:

Shelter Me

Deep Down True

Seriously guys, purchase these books, not only because in some small retroactive way you’re also paying me, but because it’s worth it.