Friday, February 12, 2010

Far From Home

Written by Anne DeGrace, Far From Home is a story of a heartbroken young woman Jo and the various people she meets working at a roadside diner in 1977. It's a lovely mix of the original plot, plus several interwoven short stories  (the tales of those she meets). It wasn't happy, nor sad; not climactic, nor boring. I struggled with a worthy description until I read an interview of the author. DeGrace describes the books she likes to read: 
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"I want a good story, and I want characters I care about. There doesn't need to be a lot of action, but there does need to be enough depth to make me think and make me care."
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Anne DeGrace wrote a book that she would enjoy reading, it seems. I enjoyed it too :) 

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