Tuesday, April 5, 2022

School Days: A Novel by Jonathan Galassi

(Thank you to Other Press for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

The new novel from the acclaimed poet and publisher asks fundamental questions about love and sex, friendship and rivalry, desire and power, and the age-old dance of benevolence and attraction between teacher and student.

Sam Brandt is a long-term denizen of Connecticut’s renowned Leverett School. As an English teacher he has dedicated his life to providing his students with the same challenges, encouragement, and sense of possibility that helped him and his friends become themselves here half a lifetime ago.

Then Leverett’s headmaster asks Sam to help investigate a charge brought by one of his classmates that he was abused by a teacher. Sam is flooded with memories, above all of his overwhelming love for his friend Eddie and the support of his most inspiring mentor, Theodore Gibson.

Sam’s search for the truth becomes a quest to get at the heart of Leverett, then and now. The school has changed enormously over the years, but at its core lie assumptions about privilege and responsibility untested for more than a century. And Sam’s assumptions about his own life are shaken, too, as he struggles to understand what really happened all those years ago.

my thoughts:

Out today is the excellent novel by Jonathan Galassi titled, School Days. A must-read book for anyone and everyone looking for their next great read. This is one story you won't want to miss out on - so, make sure to check it out!

School Days is a fascinating story that will reel you in right from the start and keep you turning pages all night long. The writing is top notch! I just loved diving in deep and getting caught up in the lives of the teachers and students from this prestigious boarding school.  I found myself mesmerized by their stories and experiences, in the past and present. The secrets people kept and the ways in which we interpreted their behaviors all make way for so many truths to be discovered. It's shocking, sad, thought-provoking, and bittersweet. So many emotions and so many illusions that get shattered (like, heroes falling from their pedestal) make for such a moving read. What a terrific read! School Days by Jonathan Galassi is in my top ten for the year! 

Thank you to Other Press for providing me with a copy of this book!

No comments: