Point of No Return Author:John P. Marquand Point of No Return is John P. Marquand's famous novel about a completely successful man who didn't know what he wanted. Charles Gray was born on the right side of the tracks. He had a brilliant career, a fine marriage, a secure place in society. He had everything, but he spent most of his time wondering what was wrong with him - what it was h... more »e had missed.
A very interesting backdrop is the era in which the book is set...the stock market crash (of 1929).« less
If you are tired of novels that disappoint because of poor writing and lacking character development, then this is sure to delight. The relationships in this novel are complex and follow the life of a boy as he moves away from his small town beginnings to his adulthood. He finds his way back to that small town but not without major insights into who he is and what he has become.
I especially enjoyed the backdrop of the time frame of this novel, from the days before the stock market crash of 1929 to the early 1950's.