by Ann Patchett
From The Jacket:Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive and ambitious father. As the former Mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all his children, safe. Set over a period of 24 hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston.
Very different form “Bel Canto” but a nice read. Patchette develops very engaging, real characters right from the start, you quickly become attached. It is not a fast paced novel but Patchette does keep you intrigued, you want to keep reading. You like and want her main character in particular to find contentment in life. The book’s topic of biological versus adopted children and the life choices of the mother and child are thought provoking and emotionally charged. Great Discussion book.
by-Lyn 2009/03/31, 07:43 AM
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