Huneven, Michelle. Blame
When Blame was published several years ago, it was on many “Best Book of the Year” lists. After reading it, I understand why. Michelle Huneven is a talented writer, up there with the likes of Ann Patchett…but unfortunately less well known. Blame is a riveting, though-provoking novel with wonderful characters. The main character is a twenty-eight-year-old history professor who wakes up in jail after another alcoholic blackout. This time, however, she ends up being charged with a crime and is sent to prison. The novel follows her life in prison and after. Blame is a story about rebuilding a life from the bottom up. It is a story about friendship, love, guilt, and forgiveness. I guarantee that you will want to stay up late reading it.