Wednesday, June 4, 2014

33. And the Dark Sacred Night - Julia Glass

Audio read by
13 unabridged discs
2014, Pantheon
400 pgs.
Adult CRF
Finished on the road between NM and IL 6/4/2014
Goodreads Rating: 3.63
My Rating: 3/It was okay
Setting: Contemporary Vermont, NH, and NJ

My comments:  I didn't love this book, I didn't dislike it, some parts were really good and other seemed unneeded and uninteresting.  The book is broken into five sections from four different points-of-view.  The second part flew by and was totally enjoyable - maybe because this is one character that I really LIKED, but the other four dragged.  Good reader -  I listened to it while driving between New Mexico and Illinois.  Long drive.

Goodreads Review:  Kit Noonan’s life is stalled: unemployed, twins to help support, a mortgage to pay—and a frustrated wife, who is certain that more than anything else, Kit needs to solve the mystery of his father’s identity. He begins with a visit to his former stepfather, Jasper, a take-no-prisoners Vermont outdoorsman. But it is another person who has kept the secret: Lucinda Burns, wife of a revered senior statesman and mother of Malachy (the journalist who died of AIDS in Glass’s first novel, Three Junes). She and her husband are the only ones who know the full story of an accident whose repercussions spread even further when Jasper introduces Lucinda to Kit. Immersing readers in a panorama that stretches from Vermont to the tip of Cape Cod, Glass weaves together the lives of Kit, Jasper, Lucinda and ultimately, Fenno McLeod, the beloved protagonist of Three Junes (now in his sixties). An unforgettable novel about the youthful choices that steer our destinies, the necessity of forgiveness, and the surprisingly mutable meaning of family.

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