An unusual and moving story. Mara is searching for love and acceptance that she can't find at home so she turns to the street. This book gives a different perspective of the homeless and shows us that each person has their own story. A really good and different read, especially if you're tired of the same old stories.
This was something totally different from V.I. Warshawski, but it was still a good story. About three women who ultimate see they need a major change-up. There also seems to be otherworldly event taking place as well.
Well written. Interesing story.
Interesting book which is very different from previous works I've read from Sara Paretsky. Nothing like the VI Warshawski novels. While still based in Chicago, this story tells of a family's struggle with teenage angst and identity issues that come with the transition to adulthood. Intermingled are the father's own identity struggles. With twists and turns, you follow the journey of these women's path to enlightenment.
I'm a fan of the V.I. Warshawsky detective novels, and looked forward to this book as it has received some very good reviews. I was a bit disappointed. Too much going on: Sort of quasi religious mysteriosity in one silent and possibly psychotic character who was otherwise not really fleshed out, who was able to in essence raise another one from the dead, seemingly, and change the lives of others simply by touching them, etc. Another character sees the Virgin Mary (also mixed up with the silent charater) in a crack in a building exuding rusty water....and an uncaring grandfather who has somehow alienated all the women in his life except for a strange housekeeper. All in all I found this book distasteful and sophomoric.