"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Monday, April 28, 2014

People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

My journal page for The People in the Trees

This was such an interesting book.  The narrator had a beautiful voice.  The writing was amazing.  The story is told by a doctor who spent his life studying a tribe that he "discovered."  It is an interesting glimpse into what happens when a secluded society is introduced to the modern world.

In the introduction to the story, the doctor's friend writes that the doctor has been wrongfully imprisoned for sexual abuse of a child.  As I read the doctor's story, this fact floated around in the back of my mind constantly.  I found myself analyzing every decision and every action, trying to decide if he was wrongly accused or not.  Thankfully the author does not leave the reader hanging.  By the end of the book, the truth comes out.

I definitely recommend this book.  It is beautifully written and tells an engrossing story.

Have you read this book?  What did you think?

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