Told from the perspective of three generations of women, Pajarita, Eva, and Salomé, De Robertis' The Invisible Mountain was an interesting and at times brutal glimpse of Uruguayan history. I don't think I've read anything set in Uruguay before, and little that is set in South America. I enjoyed the perspectives and experiences of each of these women and the greater history lesson of Uruguay (especially during the 1960s).
A friend from book club often comments about NOT wanting to read books that are so depressing-I (and others) often comment about how although depressing things might happen in a book it doesn't necessarily make the book depressing. While reading The Invisible Mountain I often found myself thinking of this-although the overall message was not depressing, there were too many times that I felt like I really didn't want to be reading about the terrible things were happening to people. I think I need to pick something more light hearted for my next book. We'll have to see what the bookshelves hold for me!
What are you reading?