Let me begin by saying that I am going to write less about this and next week's reading, because we are nearing the end of the book, and I want to read more for enjoyment instead of taking notes. Feel free to provide your own analysis in the comments.
We are nearing the conclusion of Winter's Tale, and, with every chapter, more of the novel's numerous distinct plot strands are being woven together. Earlier in the novel, I wrote that I could tell that some of what I was reading in the novel's first 100 pages or so was foreshadowing, but the novel's tone was so whimsical that it was difficult to tell what was foreshadowing and what was mere quirk/tone-setting. Now, some of that is becoming clear.
For me, the highlight was when Hardesty and Peter Lake meet in the ceiling of Grand Central station, and recognize each other from Pepitas (though, at the same time, you wonder what took them so long, followed closely by the trip up to the Lake of the Cooheries, with the ancient Harry Penn navigating the sleigh by memory so precisely ("a degree right") and taking Praeger through his family's old house, which has laid silent for decades.
What did you like the most about this week's reading?