Tuesday, September 14, 2010
These Is My Words
I just finished reading, "These Is My Words," last night by Nancy E Turner. It's a historical fiction, 1880-1901, based on some true experiences about the authors great grandmother who lived in the Arizona territories. It is written in a journal format and it's cool to see how the main character, Sarah, grows and progresses throughout the years. You notice a big difference in language and education when you compare the beginning of the book with the end. I, of course, especially loved the story of her and her to-be husband, and I loved that it went further than just the marriage, but took you into years of a happy marriage with several children. How many books and movies do that these days? Not many, so that was fun.
I was glad to have known about the sad end before I even started the book because I was prepared for it and it didn't make me dislike the book, though if I were the author, I would've changed the end, maybe cut off the last 50 pages or so without all the sadness and sorrow. Anyway, I did very much so enjoy this book and like many good books I've read, I find myself going back and reading different passages; especially passages with fun conversations between Sarah and Captain Jack Elliot.