Monday, April 30, 2012
Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus book review
Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus is a book written by Joyce Magnin. I had never heard of this auther before, and I was quite intrigued to read one of her books.
What the book is about:
Aging and widowed Harriet Beamer insists she’s getting along fine with her dog Humphrey in Philadelphia … until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle and causing her son and daughter-in-law to cry foul. Insisting Harriet move in with them in California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken and she foolishly promises to move if they’re right. Four X-rays later, Harriet’s ankle – and her heart – are broken. She packs up, ships her huge salt-and-pepper-shaker collection to California, and prepares to move away from the only life she knows.
The catch? She’s doing it her way. Just wait until her daughter-in-law hears Harriet will travel cross-country only by public transportation and alternate means. What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, taxi, and motorcycle. Along the way, Harrietdiscovers that although her family thinks it’s time for her to be put out to pasture, God has a different plan.
This book is an interesting read. It is full of adventure, yet not too overly predictable. It's a book that will put a smile on your face, make you remember loved ones at the age of the main character (that may or may not still be in your life). Reading this book is a good idea for anyone looking to brighten their day. I was impressed the Joyce Magnin's writing style and look forward to any other books that she might have.
I did not receive any financial compensation for this book. I did, however, receive a free copy of the book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.