Someone by Alice McDermott
This is the life story of Marie Commeford, an ordinary woman from Brooklyn, New York. She shares all the milestones in her life, including the death of a friend, her first heartbreak, and all the other major events that make up a life.
Marie has poor eyesight, and her inability to see what is right in front of her, is a metaphor for her understanding of the occurrences in her own life. Rather than frustrating the reader, this makes her all the more believable – can any of us really step back and truly see our own lives? A simple story that makes you think about your own life and how extraordinary every ordinary life really is.
A wonderfully relaxing choice on audio, it is like sitting back and having someone narrate their life story.