Thursday, September 24, 2009

2009 book 203

Lisa Tucker's The Promised World
Tucker's last novel, Once Upon A Day, was one of my favorites of 2007, so I was glad to get her new one from the library. This one also involves a brother and sister and family secrets, though is somewhat darker: after her twin commits "suicide by police" by aiming an unloaded rifle at a school, a literature professor basically loses it, and her husband has to help pull her together to uncover her forgotten past. Parts of this require way too much suspension of disbelief, but the characters are likable and sympathetic and there's lots of great literary references. A-/B+.

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