It's Friday so I am linking up with Heather at Blonde...Undercover Blonde for Book Club:
This week I read "Ladder of Years" by Anne Tyler -
Here is the synopsis from Goodreads.com:
BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act, but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life . . . .
My thoughts: It's kind of a really interesting premise, to literally just walk away from your life and start anew. I like the first 4/5 of the book because it was interesting and almost plausible that someone could do it so easily. And I also liked a lot of the self realization that came to her. We all need time to reflect on our life choices and realize WE made those choices, as well as coming in to your own self. The only odd part was the end, it wrapped up so quickly it was a little off-putting. But otherwise a solid read.