I needed something safe after a traumatic week, so I reread Connie Willis’s “Take a Look At the Five and Dime” and felt good again, all squishy inside, because it’s a story about joy that really captures the exultation of the emotion. And because it has wonderful characters (some of them horrible people but still great characters) and very nice people getting a happy ending along with a life-changing epiphany. Plus Willis’s wonderful, gentle sense of humor. Big Willis fan here. It’s just a lovely story.
What did you read this week?