So many things to say about this book that I’m not sure where to start. So I’ll start here: it was the second of 3 of my Book of the Month Club picks for last month and oh my goodness the luck it takes to receive two absolutely incredible reads in one box is astounding! [I have yet to read the third pick, more to come on that later.]
White Fur was exquisite. Two very different people from two very different situations meet by a little bit of chance and a little bit of design. They couldn’t be more totally wrong for each other but it makes their surprising relationship so much more fulfilling. It starts with desire and ends with a love so intense it breaks down the walls between the ordinary and the extrodinary. Jamey and Elise belong together, but the universe wants them apart. Neither family supports the relationship, although one family is much more viscious in their interference than the other. Jamey and Elise have been thrown together and once together refuse to part. White Fur is a romance novel through and through, however Libaire’s writing style elevates the story to much more than a romance novel. Her prose is both unrelentingly stark and deliciously detailed. Their tragic tale which will either end in triumph or disaster had me pulling for them… not from the start… but from a point more important than the start. If you pick up the book, you’ll know what I mean!
Outside of the story itself the cover is lovely! And even though I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover (theoretically, I have a mild disagreement with this concept) I was drawn immediately to the book because of the jacket design, so props to Crown Publishing, Hogarth NY and Jardine Libaire for choosing such a satisfying jacket illustration!
This book easily made my top 5 favorites for the year and one of the best of the summer. What’s the best thing you’ve read this year?