Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Virtual Book Tour- Commune of Women-Suzan Still

"Commune of Women" is a character study of a diverse group of women, forced together by an unexpected, horrible event.

When terrorists take over LAX, killing many in their wake, 6 women find themselves in an employee break room, using a snack machine to block the door.  Erica, a business woman is injured, Heddi, a Jungian analyst, feels it is her job to take charge, Pearl, an elderly bag lady, just wanted a nap, Betty, a patient of Heddi, is a sad housewife, having driven her family away, Ondine is a self absorbed aritst, trying to decide if she should move to a glorious home in France, that she inherited, and Sophia, a quiet woman with amazing survival skills.

Frightened and wounded, Heddi suggests each woman tell something about themselves. Superficial at first, the stories become deeper as the days go on. Broken homes, broken lives, strength and weakness all flow through the small room.

Meanwhile, X, the lone woman terrorist is watching the horror unfold, as her group shoots and gathers hostages. When she realizes the real reason behind the attack, her strength shines through.

I did not like some of the characters, as people, and I found Pearl's voice jarring as I read, but I am not sure how I would have changed it.

The conclusion brought me to tears, so you might say, I was invested in these women's lives. Their stories were amazing and were written in a way that MADE me care. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story, well told.

I received this book from Tracee at Pump up Your Book, for this tour. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. I've got this one in my TBR pile, so enjoyed reading your review! Any story that brings it's reader to tears is a must read, so am looking forward to picking this one up! Thanks!