A lovely novel that immediately immerses you in the world of a male protagonist who returns to his childhood home for a funeral. Once there, he feels pulled to visit the farm of a girl named Lettie Hempstock. A girl who once told him that she had an ocean in the back of her house. In true Gaiman fashion, you will fall headlong into the world he weaves as you learn more and more about this mysterious narrator and the adventure that changed his life. This book was chosen due to my love of all things Neil Gaiman and the other worldly presence of the Hempstock women.
Did I mention it comes in an illustrated version? I will include photos after I receive my copy.
“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.”Neil Gaiman from The Ocean at the End of the Lane