Kristin Lavransdatter. I tore through that 1100 page tome. Read over every bite of food, every spare moment, every minute from the time the kids fell asleep until the time I did. It took me in, it absorbed me, and now, four days after finishing I still can't shake it. The characters, their loves, sins, struggles, and joys remain in my heart. And grief and longing. I feel grief for these imagined people and their imagined tragedies. Maybe because they aren't imagined, but rather, are cut from the same fabric as all mankind's experience. The surprising fire of first love, the sweetness of a newborn baby at the breast, the sorrow at weakness, our own and others, the regret of broken relationships, the undeniable sense that life is indeed good. I don't know how else to put it. This book... everything literature should be.
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