Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 book 43

Claire Fuller's Our Endless Numbered Days
Fuller's debut novel centers on a girl whose father takes her away to live isolated in the middle of the woods, telling her everyone else is dead (he's a survivalist type), though things flash back and forth between her childhood in the woods and her time after returning home nine years later (dealing with her mother as well as the younger brother she never knew). Slowly the stories converge until we find out how she made it home, but not before some crazy stuff happens. Really strong and beautiful language here, with an ending that I'm still processing but that made me want to cry. I never know how to grade a novel that's unquestionably GREAT but that traumatized me. Let's call it A-/B+ on this one.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book is available now.

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