A good epic is good to find

A good distraction is good to find, especially in the form of good literature.  When I’m sick; cold, flu, whatever, I always pick up the Grapes of Wrath.  It’s one of my favorite books regardless, but there’s also something about joining characters on a quest or a journey that distracts me from whatever I’m going through.   

Right now I’m reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.  It’s the epic tale of twins Shiva and Marion abandoned by their parents and raised by two doctors at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The voice and plot are engaging and transporting.  And, it’s over 500 pages.  I’m hoping it will take me through my due date.  So far it’s been the perfect escape from my uncomfortable and ungainly body, but I recommend it for anyone looking for a terrific read.

Your favorite escape books?