Author: Richard Paul Evans [Website][Facebook][Twitter]
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Length: 320 pages
Obtained: Library ebook version
Why this book?:
It is the December book club selection.
When I first learned that we'd be doing this book for the discussion (when I took the group back in June or so), I was like "great" (dripping in sarcasm). When I read the description for the publicity I switched to intrigued. When I started reading it I zipped through. I found the writing to be fluid. The story interesting. The characters likable.
Mark is living Salt Lake City, Utah. His life is crumbling... he's lost his scholarship and is out of school, he received a letter from his girlfriend of 4 years breaking their relationship off because she met someone else and is engaged. He has a crummy car that just stopped working and a crummy job that will make affording car repairs difficult. But most of all his beloved mother has passed. Then he meets Macy and life events start snowballing, though maybe for the better this time (Is that possible? For things to snowball uphill rather than down?)
Anyway, I saw some of the reviews on Goodreads, and I know not everyone agrees with me about the quality of this book/story. But we are barely into December (at the time of writing this), and I've already finished the month's book. So I look forward to hear what any of the other participants think.
And while I won't be doing so soon for time reasons, I wouldn't have any problems trying another book by this author.