What Women Want

wpid-the-canterbury-sisters-9781501100765.jpgThe Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright was a fortuitous find on the audio bookshelf in our library. I often say books find us rather than the other way around and this book found me at just the right moment.

This is the story of a middle-aged single woman named Che who has recently experienced two major losses. First, her mother dies from cancer and soon afterward, the man Che has been dating for years dumps her in a letter. As one can imagine, it is enough to push Che, a wine tasting expert, onto a plane bound for London where she intends to fulfill her mother’s last request, a walking tour to Canterbury where she intends to scatter her mother’s ashes at the Cathedral.

After a few mishaps, Che finds herself walking the Canterbury trail which seven other women from all walks of life; each with their own reasons for being there. Before embarking on their journey, the women decide to take turns telling stories along the way as did pilgrims hundreds of years prior.

I loved the majority of this book. There are many current references and it is funny at times which I appreciated. The stories told by the women in the group are interesting and enlightening. I found myself wondering what story I would tell on a journey such as theirs. The book refreshed some historical facts I learned long ago and added new knowledge as well. I now think it would be fun to read some Chaucer! I think this is an excellent book on many levels!

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About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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