Tuesday, April 27, 2021


Rain. Sarah Moss wastes no words in her novel titled, Summerwater. All of domestic life becomes condensed into one rainy day on vacation in Scotland. She develops characters smoothly, sometimes through just a few sentences of the character’s inner thoughts. We picture the setting easily when we learn of poor construction of tiny cabins too close together on a loch. As the rain falls, we feel the frustration of vacationers who are not receiving the value they desired. We feel the boredom as neighbors turn their focus on each other. Then there’s that one cabin of partygoers, oblivious to their proximity to others who may be disturbed by their rowdiness. I enjoyed spending this particular rainy day in Scotland, thanks to Moss’ fine writing. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Summerwater from amazon.com.

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