Friday, October 8, 2021
The Paper Palace
Snapshots. Any reader whose summers were defined by leaving one’s regular house for a summer home will resonate with how much meaning and how many of life’s pivotal events can take place in such a setting. In her novel titled, The Paper Palace, Miranda Cowley Heller moves the narrative back and forth in time, slowly revealing, like flipping snapshots, the secrets of protagonist Ella’s summer home which was called the paper palace. Some of the snapshots reveal joy and humor while others display abuse. We find love and violence, fidelity and betrayal. Isn’t that the usual story at the summer house? Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Paper Palace from amazon.com.