#11: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
To say the least, this book was very intriguing. I’m going to put myself out there by saying that I prefer dialogue driven books rather that those that move by description, but this one was different. I was able understand what the characters were thinking or feeling simply from what was being told of their actions. The story revolves around a man who is both deaf and mute in a small Georgia town. Several people in the town become particularly attached to him, but can never understand his own love or longing. McCullers writes about the infinite loss that each of the characters feel and makes one realize that everyone has their own experience, even if events or people collide. I enjoyed reading this book because it subtly spoke about the core of human emotion and how it ultimately guides our life.