Rarely, oh so rarely, do I read a review that demands my full attention and suggests a quick ride over to the bookstore.
Leah Hagar Cohen's review of Kate Walbert's "A Short History of Women " did just that--a desire to dash out, and drive off to the nearest book shop to gather this book into my arms and spend the weekend, or a solid evening absorbing the bits and pieces of these women's lives.
But with only one independent book seller in a 50-odd mile radius, this desire will go unquenched. Although the sense of immediacy may abate, the desire to read this book may warrant a trip outside my immediate area, or a pleading request to the library.
PS - Interestingly, Amazon readers are not excited about this book.