The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett (read 8/5-8/7)
I read this for my live book club, then sadly I missed the discussion meeting. This is the story of Sabine (a magician's assistant) after her Magician and husband, Parsifal dies. She is not handling his death well, and then secrets about his past and his family come out to throw he life even further into turmoil. I loved Patchettt's writing, and her ability to create a complete character. Did I understand each character and the characters reasons for who they were. No not completely, but I still felt that they were a whole character, and like people in real life, not always fully understandable. I loved the book. I sped through it in a two nights after work. It was so easy to slip into Pratchett's world.