I’m really excited to say that this week I’ll be chatting about The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker with my good friend Toni from A Circle of Books. Most probably don’t know but Toni and I met 5 and a half years ago now through an online book club called The PageTurners. We are now a close group of women who’ve grown from a book club into a family. So, of course I’m really excited to be reading and chatting about this book with Toni.
This books is about Truly Plaice who was unfortunately born to be a giant from what I’m gathering so far. At the time she was born in the 50’s this was defintitely not something people were used to seeing at all and she is tormented and ridiculed. She has already found a place in my heart and I’m anxious to see where else the book takes her. The first part that we’ve read is odd to me because it’s told from Truly’s perspective and that includes from the time of a baby-it’s an interesting way the author has chosen to tell it and I like it-it’s intriguing.
We’ve also learned some about the Morgan doctors, the witches or who people thought were witches, and a bit about the county Aberdeen and its people. So far to me the whole county sounds like a different bunch of people.
This novel captured my attention from the beginning. I love when I run across a book like that. I believe Toni and I are in for a treat with this novel. It will be released by Hachette on January 8, 2009 so many thanks go to Miriam for the ARC of this book.
Make sure to head over to A Circle of Books to see what Toni thinks of this first part of the novel and tune in tomorrow as Toni and I venture into the next section of the book and see where the adventure takes us. Feel free to comment if you’ve read the book or even if you haven’t.