December 29, 2016, Thursday morning -- Reading Hannah Kent

At Bronte Beach in Sydney, Australia

She is reading The Good People, by the Australian author, Hannah Kent. The book was a Christmas present from her Mum. It's set in Ireland in the first part of the 1800s and is about a woman who lost both her husband and her daughter and is now taking care of her disabled grandchild. The story is about her trying to overcome and is also about superstitions and fairies. The good people are the fairies of old Ireland.

One of her favorite authors is Geraldine Brooks, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for her book March. March is a re-telling of Little Women from the perspective of Mr. March, who is called away to participate in the American Civil War.