“Love something long enough and true enough and fate will tear it out of your hands if it chooses and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
I loved the setting of As Bright As Heaven: during WWI and the Spanish Flu epidemic in the U.S. at the same time. I was not at all familiar with this era, having read more WWII historical fiction. However, this book dealt with family relationships and boy, do I know about those! Are we predestined in our familial relationships or do we have any control over them?
The Bright family moves to the big city in hopes of a better life, and to a degree they achieve it, but at what price? Was their fate sealed, or could they change it? I loved the development of the characters in this family and description of their surroundings. The author did an excellent job of describing their circumstances, dilemmas, and challenges. I would imagine this would be a good pick for a book club discussion. - Rosanna (Administration)