30 Days of Books – Day 14

Favourite book of your favourite writer

Previously: Your favourite writer

My favourite book by my favourite author is The Monsters of Templeton. I bought this book at the central train station in Cologne. Due to the fact that there are a lot of international travellers coming through, this nice bookstore has a big selection of english books, much to my delight. I was attracted, yes I’m actually saying this, to said book because of it’s beautiful cover. See:

I just could not not buy it. And I regret nothing. The story is very nice and of course well written. ‘Willie’ Wilhelmina Upton, also called Sunshine by her mom, returns home after having had a failed affair with her much older and married professor. She returns to her family home in Templeton, New York. (Now you know where my alias comes from. I’m not very creative but it’s also a testament to how much I adore this book.)

And like that the story unfolds. Willie stays in town, trying to figure out what to do next while she also uncovers the story of who her father is and where her family comes from. On the day Willie returns to Templeton there is also a prehistoric monster discovered in the town lake.

Throughout the book not also characters from the present get to tell their stories but also those of the past that Willie uncovers as she digs deeper and deeper into her ancestry and the people who founded their town.

I can’t do this novel justice by how great I think it is. You have to see it for yourself!!

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