I really liked this book. In fact, I found it hard to put down! Harking back to the 1930's in New York, it's about the life of a doctor, his daughter, and his missing wife.
Characters are added, each drawn believably, and we also are drawn into the story. Rich with details of the time, I also liked it because I grew up in NY and some of the things brought back memories. I wasn't born in this period of time, but the geographical descriptions are timeless.
I would say this book is a character study: the doctor starts with "baggage," then must confront new problems. How he faces them are what makes the book so good
Pete Hamill is one of my favorite writers. I wish that he had published more. This book provides wonderful historical pictures of NY City while carrying on a plot that will keep you up late at night.
I really enjoyed this one.
What a great story about a man who is a doctor whose daughter leaves her young son on his doorstep and what a bond they form.It is also a love story between the doctor and Rose who comes to tend to the boy.He really knows how to tell a story.I couldnt put the book down.
This was my first time reading this author but it wont be the last.