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Book Review of The Year of Fog

The Year of Fog
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The Year of Fog is a very good, very well-written book. It is long and, at times, seems a little too long. What's wonderful about that is that it's intentional. The protagonist, Abby, is searching for a little girl who has disappeared. Desperate to find her and refusing to give up, Abby spends every minute worrying about the little girl and trying to figure out how to locate her, where she could be. Meanwhile, Abby is trying to make a living and encourage herself to get on with her life as the days pass slowly, intolerably. During the times when the story seems slow or the book kind of plods along, the reader becomes aware of how awful this time must be for Abby. Each day that passes, that the little girl isn't found is another day without her. It'sd excruciating, painful. As quickly as the days pass, they also seem interminable.
This is a great book about a terrible situation that occurrs more often then any of us want to know.

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