I'm enjoying squeezing in moments here and there to read. This year I am studying and working alongside my usual life so the time I have for leisure is precious and I am trying to guard it more carefully and use it more intentionally and joyfully.
Much better to lose an hour in a book than reading alarming things and social media rants online!
Finding by David Hill is a great novel that follows an intertwining of two whānau through seven generations.
The novel spans from 1886 through to 2018 and tells everyday mundane and extraordinary events of two Māori and Pakeha families. There has clearly been research that has gone into giving the book depth and plausibility.
Each chapter is told in the voice/s of a new generation and it is great to feel the link between the generations.
This sort of book makes me want to know more of the family stories that give me life.
A very readable novel. Suitable for competent readers of upper primary and beyond. A great way to delve into some of our history's events in a way that brings them to life.
Details - Penguin Random House NZ, May 2018 RRP $19.99
love you more than a wonderful discovery during a very near miss xxx