From a review:
“Fantasy of the very best.” Wall Street Journal
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.
I read this book because it is the choice for book club this month. I am not sure that I will be able to attend, but the book was a quick and easy read.....so why not? I liked the book. My thoughts as I read this book were: hmmmmmm...Why do we read? To be entertained? To learn? To have something to do while we knit? There are a million reasons. I believe that this book was all about being entertained and listening to a story while I knitted. That is OK.