Saturday, February 3, 2018

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Lido by Libby Page

I know it may seem like a heartwarming read would be outside of my reading preferences, but that's very much not the case. As any mood reader can tell you, my reading taste is totally dependent on my mood. And right now I'm definitely in the mood for something feel good!

Libby Page's The Lido seems like the perfect thing! Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

Kate is a twenty-six-year-old riddled with anxiety and panic attacks who works for a local paper in Brixton, London, covering forgettably small stories. When she’s assigned to write about the closing of the local lido (an outdoor pool and recreation center), she meets Rosemary, an eighty-six-year-old widow who has swum at the lido daily since it opened its doors when she was a child. It was here Rosemary fell in love with her husband, George; here that she’s found communion during her marriage and since George’s death. The lido has been a cornerstone in nearly every part of Rosemary’s life.

But when a local developer attempts to buy the lido for a posh new apartment complex, Rosemary’s fond memories and sense of community are under threat.

As Kate dives deeper into the lido’s history—with the help of a charming photographer—she pieces together a portrait of the pool, and a portrait of a singular woman, Rosemary. What begins as a simple local interest story for Kate soon blossoms into a beautiful friendship that provides sustenance to both women as they galvanize the community to fight the lido’s closure. Meanwhile, Rosemary slowly, finally, begins to open up to Kate, transforming them both in ways they never knew possible.

Am I right, or am I right? Does this not sound like the perfect thing for anyone looking for a book with all the warm and fuzzies? Plus, it's being touted as a good one for Frederick Backman fans. 

The Lido is out in July from Simon and Schuster.

1 comment:

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I absolutely adored this feel good book. From the moment that I put it down to the moment it ended. If you are looking for a feel good book. That is wonderfully easy to read. Look no further. This book is awesome.