Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Review: Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage

Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hourglass by Dani Shapiro is a non-linear memoir that provides a glimpse into the writer's life from the perspective that switches between memory, the present and the endless possibilities of what could be in the future.

Although sometimes it's hard to concentrate when a piece is written in paragraphs that go back and forth in time, this one wasn't like that because it so closely mirrored what life is--being in the present moment, but looking around and catching glimpses of the past in the things that surround you, whether you intended to reminisce or not. And contemplating what the future may bring, and how that changes depending on what choices you have to make that day. It is an extremely well-written look at the author's life, particularly how the journaling from her honeymoon weaves in an out of the rest of the moments in time presented.

*Book provided by Penguin First to Read

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