Book Review of Love in the Present Tense

Love in the Present Tense
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One of my all time favorites. The characters are all so flawed, and yet so compelling and complex that I couldn't help but care deeply about them. The little boy at the heart of the story is unforgettable. I found the characters diverse in background, culture & privilege and brought into play in unexpected circumstances. The writing pulled me into the story from the very beginning. Characters who make very poor choices face natural consequences. Characters who are thrown into unexpected situations rise to the challenge. The mystery at the heart of the novel keeps unraveling so slowly, but satisfies in the end. I found this a treasured read. The novel explores the notion of who makes up a "family," explores the depth of love, and brings out the best of the human spirit in the main characters. Highly recommended.