Bus Reads for October

october-booksThe Well by Catherine Chanter has an edge of magical realism, but for the most part it is the struggle for life, marriage, family, and self under pressure; I loved it. Mark and Ruth Ardingly seek a new start. They leave their London life behind and find their new home at The Well. The Well turns out to be a sort of paradise, for while the country falls into a drought The Well still gets love from the rain. As the country gets desperate their paradise begins to turn sour. Some criticize the Ardinglys, others seek them out; Ruth’s daughter Angie, her grandson Lucien, and a religious sect called The Sisters. All of this comes into play as the first few pages we find Ruth by herself at The Well serving a prison sentence. Continue reading “Bus Reads for October”