I really enjoyed this book. It talks about three boys growing up in the 60's and 70's in what appears to be the ideal family. But tragdy strikes and the breakdown of a family begins. It's told in each characters own words and will keep you reading until the end.
I founc this book on the 1/2 price shelf at my daughter's college book store. It's well written - following a family from the time the three sons are in elementary school. Each of the family members does a bit of a flash back here and there to provide some history of what is taking place in the present. I liked the way the flash backs were pretty clear, thus not having me question "wait! did this happen then or now?"
The story takes some unpredicted turns which I like in my reading. Some things take place that one wouldn't want to have happen to them or a family member. Having those twists helps the story come across as real and human. Great read!
I couldn't put it down! A sad but close to home read for anyone who has anyone close to them who is manic drepressive.
Thoroughly engrossing book that follows the lives of Cage, Nick, and Harper through childhood and adolescence and into adulthood. It tells how tragedy causes the breakdown of this southern family.
"Cage will be fine. Every good southern family has a manic-depressive," Joanie Fairfield spoke in a lovely South Carolina low-country accent. "Fine old families often have more. They all learn to get by." ~~ This is the quote on the back of the book that hooked me! :)