At the beginning of the summer, we read Dandelion Wine for our monthly literary gathering to help start our summers the right way. The writing style is easy and natural, and the vignettes of individual characters are poignant and brightly painted. Not only is this an entertaining read, but the content is meaningful as well.
Some of the themes in this book that we discussed were:
- youth vs. age, coming of age, living and dying
- preserving time and happiness
- record-keeping, memory-keeping, memorabilia
- technology vs. nature
- human nature vs. mother nature
Thoughts? Have you read this delightful piece?