I keep reading and seeing the images of snow sweeping across parts of America. Here we are suffering from one of
hottest periods of the year. It should'nt be like this. January is not a very hot humid month. We are promised rain,
yesterday there was lightening and thunder aplenty but absolutely no rain - at least not where I live. I do wish
some of that cold weather would sweep across Sri Lanka soon. It is not going to happen though.
The read !
A story of how two people of vastly different generations - one a youngster, a bit brash, definitely unused to social
situations and how to mix with people and then we have Maggie - a loner, running a run down farm with sheep and hens
and managing somehow. They meet in the library because this is where Tom hopes to fix an interest with a girl but he
does not have a clue how to go about it. Tom has issues with his father who has got into a slump of drinking and working
and sleeping and who has no idea how to show affection to his son who is also suffering all alone, after his mother passed
It does not seem that there is common ground for an acquaintance to grow but rescuing Maggie from a hoodlum who snatches
her bag sets events in motion and the library setting helps the two characters along. Tom evolves into a helping caring
person and Maggie finds companionship and friendship with an unlikely teenager. The bits and pieces in between add so
much interest - especially when the library is threatened with closure and how a community comes together to try to
Very nice reading. A matter of fact look at life from two sides of the age divide.
Sent by Aria & Aries for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.