The Sunday Salon #39: Who By Fire Week Two
Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 2:29PM

The Sunday

I am very slow with completing books during this LAST year of law school while I am in the midst of wedding planning and daydreaming about making my life in a new state and figuring out how to find and create my dream job, so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience.

Later on today, I am hosting a book club session that I hope goes better than our last meeting.  I know that I should be cleaning my apartment, grocery shopping, and cooking.  This morning, I needed to ease into my day and took a few minutes to read another chapter of Who by Fire by Diana Spechler. 

I finally met the mother.  She is in a support group for parents whose children have joined a cult.  In the short chapter, I got a good sense of the mother's relationship with her children and how she feels about her son being so far away.   One of my favorite passages was about how a mother knows the secrets that lie in silence.   It reminded me of the unspoken conversations that occur between my own mother and myself.  I am looking forward to see how the characters continue to develop in the book.

Since it is March 1st, I am going to use this book as the first selection for the Orbis Terrarum challenge.

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