Sunday, September 25, 2011

Loose Diamonds by Amy Ephron

How to describe Amy Ephron’s Loose Diamonds…and other things I’ve lost (and found) along the way? It’s a quirky little collection of essays. It’s a compilation of thoughts about Ephron’s life that, somehow, bring together tragedy and weirdness and humor into a magical little book.

It's actually a difficult book to summarize. She manages to intertwine loose diamonds, the burglary of their house, and the loss of treasured jewelry, with Squeaky Fromme, and the ex-husband who just wouldn't leave, although he cheated with half the mothers in their son's school. There are odd stories, such as those. And, then there is the unusual story of her childhood visits to a man who had the most beautiful home she ever saw, a house that had the music of tropical birds in its soul. She misunderstood his name from the day she was introduced, only discovering his name after he was long gone. 

What I can say is Amy Ephron's latest book is aptly named. Her essays combine whimsy and provocative thoughts. At times, I felt as if I truly had discovered a hidden gem or two. Ephron's book offers the reader moments of Loose Diamonds.

Loose Diamonds...and other things I've lost (and found) along the way by Amy Ephron. HarperCollins. ©2011. ISBN 9780061958748 (hardcover), 167p.


*****
FTC Full Disclosure - The publisher sent me this book, hoping I would review it.

4 comments:

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I read this book! Thanks for review of this book. It is really good information about loose diamonds!

Lesa said...

You're welcome. It really doesn't have a lot of information about loose diamonds. That's not the purpose of the book, but OK.

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