Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel (2010)

If someone were to ask me what Stiltsville was about, I’d have to say it’s about nothing and everything.  It’s one of those books where the monumental is in the mundane, in the ordinariness of everyday life. 

Set in and around Miami beginning in the late 1960s, Stiltsville takes us on the journey that is marriage.  Frances and Dennis face the challenges of every couple in a committed relationship but the simplicity of their love for one another and their ability to understand what is truly important is incredibly heartwarming. 

I don’t mean to make their story sound trite; Daniel’s beautifully powerful and emotional writing gives these characters depth and makes you feel as though you are a part of their lives.  It’s been awhile since a book has moved me as much as this one did.


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