Welcome to the Great Mysterious Author:Lorna Landvik Megastar of stage, screen, and television, Geneva Jordan now has a command performance in Minnesota, where she agrees to look after her thirteen-year-old nephew, a boy with Down's syndrome, while his parents take a long-overdue vacation. Though Geneva and her sister, Ann, are as different as night and day ("I being night, of course, dar... more »k and dramatic"), Geneva remembers she had a family before she had a star on her door. But so accustomed is she to playing the lead, finding herself a supporting actress in someone else's life is strange and unexplored territory. Then the discovery of an old scrapbook that she and her sister created long ago starts her thinking of things beyond fame. For The Great Mysterious is a collection of thoughts and feelings dedicated to answering life's big questions--far outside the spotlight's glow. . . .« less
What an odd read. Mom gave me this book last summer as something to enjoy over a visit to her house. I started it and didn't fall in love, but when the book got lost during our move this fall I somehow really regretted not finishing the story. So when I unpacked a box and it popped up, I was glad... And in the end, it was really a very good story with a heart-warming finish.