"That night, at her friend’s, we watched Thelma and Louise. I don’t know what Val was thinking about, but I was being mentally ravished by the movie, taken as I am sometimes by a book, film or song. I sat lost in a dream of dusty roads, rule breaking. A life outside the notion of diamond rings and mini-vans."
April An account of the 1963 death of the author's father describes how her mother, three sisters, and she were financially dependent on her father's wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated the experiences of the nation.
Love Philippa Gregory for a good escapist read. This series follows The War of the Roses. If you like her, read "The White Queen" first and then this one. The third in the series is "The Lady of the Rivers".