We have just finished reading a really interesting book.
It was called ‘Radiant Girl’ and the story revolved around the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine.
The story starts out just before the accident and continues through to the relocation of the citizens and their adjustment afterwards.
Yes, the book is fictional but it’s liberally dosed with factual content; the content is even footnoted.
Books like these are a great jumping off point into a new topic.
Since starting this book, we’ve watched a number of documentaries about the disaster
and have also started reading the book, “Chernobyl Prayers”, which is full of eyewitness accounts and experiences.
If you have problems with magical content, then ‘Radiant Girl’ might not be for you.
It features, at times, a house elf who is kind of key to the story.
However, we quite liked hearing about the mythology of that part of the world.
The book also includes scenes and discussions about boyfriends, but it’s fairly innocuous stuff.
If you can peel back the bits and bobs you may dislike,
underneath is a fascinating story.
For us, the story has opened up a whole new rabbit trail to follow.
I love when that happens.