One of my favorite podcasts, Bonnets at Dawn, decided to do a read-along of this classic by Elizabeth Gaskell and I was all excited for it, but it ended up being part of an emotional journey I just wasn’t ready for. To give you some context, the kindle edition I read is a mere 800 pages, so it was always going to take me a while to get through this, but then my mom got sick and died, so the book took me much longer to read than I had initially anticipated because I had to deal with that whole mess.
I started reading this book two days before Christmas, at which point my mom had not been feeling well for a few weeks and was quickly deteriorating, but we did not yet know exactly what was wrong, and because of the holidays, they couldn’t schedule any tests for her until after the new year, which led to a parallel between this book and my real life that I had not been expecting. Now, to discuss this book properly, there will be plenty of spoilers, so consider yourself warned.
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