May 11, 2003

New Shoes

We went to Gilroy (Garlic Capital of the World!) to the outlet stores to get new shoes. Tennis shoes, that is. I haven't worn tennis shoes in almost 2 years, since I threw out my last pair in Germany. I just never got around to buying new ones. But now I have. Kevin got new tennies too.

I just finished reading The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer. It was very good. It's the story of 23 year old Carrie whose relationship with high school and college boyfriend Mike is on the rocks, when Mike dives off the pier in the title into too-shallow water and breaks his neck. In response, Carrie runs away to Manhattan where she struggles with what it means to be grown-up and loyal. While the main character could have been more sympathetic, it's still an enjoyable book.

Posted by Shelby at May 11, 2003 09:28 PM

Someone else I know read that book, but I'm not sure who. Where did you hear about it?

Posted by: Jason at May 14, 2003 01:50 PM

I first heard of the book from an NPR interview, but it got a lot of press as it's the author's first novel.

Posted by: Shelby at May 15, 2003 01:22 PM
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