This weekend I’m reading Imaginary Things, by fellow Tall Poppy Member Andrea Lochen. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first started Andrea’s novel, even though I knew it had been compared to Sara Addison Allen. I am loving it! If you haven’t read it, I recommend you add it to your reading list.
About Imaginary Things:
From Andrea Lochen, award-winning author of The Repeat Year, comes an enchanting tale about family, love, and the courage it takes to face your demons and start over again.
Burned-out and completely broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother Anna Jennings moves to her grandparents’ rural Wisconsin home for the summer―her four-year-old, David, in tow. Returning to Salsburg reminds Anna of simpler times―fireflies, picnics, Neapolitan ice cream―long before she met her unstable ex and everything changed. But the sudden appearance of shadowy dinosaurs awakens Anna from this small-town spell, and forces her to believe she has either lost her mind or can somehow see her son’s active imagination. Frightened, Anna struggles to learn the rules of this bizarre phenomenon, but what she uncovers along the way is completely unexpected: revelations about what her son’s imaginary friends truly represent and hidden secrets about her own childhood.
Imaginary Things by Andrea Lochen could be #YourNextRead.