” But no one ever leaves the town where they grew up, not really, even if they go.” In those key strokes Anna Quindlen, through the voice of Mimi, Miller’s Valley protagonist, speaks for everyone who hails from small town rural America.
Miller’s Valley reads with an easy cadence. ” Oh, I get that, I know him he’s just like… she reminds me of…. ” I said to myself over and over, as Miller’s Valley unfolded on pages that turned easily and eagerly.
In every small town there exists a mystery behind every doorway and in Miller’s Valley the secrets play out at kitchen tables, barns and where else but at the local diner. The book reads like a memoir. It is both predictable and unpredictable in a perfect blend.
Anna Quindlen was a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist while at the New York Times. Her memoir Lots of Candles Plenty of Cake published in 2012 was a number one New York Times bestseller.