July 16, 2015

Now Reading: Minnow


Here is the summary from Goodreads


3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Minnow is an otherworldly story of a small boy who leaves his dying father's bedside hunting a medicine for a mysterious illness. Sent by his mother to a local druggist in their coastal town, Minnow unexpectedly takes a dark and wondrous journey deep into the ancient Sea Islands, seeking the grave dust of a long-dead hoodoo man to buy him a cure. With only a half-feral dog at his side, Minnow's odyssey is haunted at every turn by the agents of Sorry George, a witch doctor who once stirred up a fever that killed 52 men. Meanwhile, a tempest brews out at sea, threatening to bring untold devastation to the coastal way of life. Minnow is a remarkable debut novel that evokes the fiction of Karen Russell and Lauren Groff a Low Country "Heart of Darkness" about the mysteries of childhood, the sacrifices we make to preserve our families, and the ghosts that linger in the Spanish moss of the South Carolina barrier islands.


I'm reading this book for our neighborhood book club.  And my friends brother in law is actually the author.  I have a little bit of a confession to make.  We meet to discuss the book on Saturday and I am only 3 chapters in. I'm horrible, I know. But every time I have had a chance to rest I end up sleeping instead of reading.  I have a feeling the boys will like this story, so tonight I will read to them and then continue from there.  I should be able to put a good dent in it.  I left home 15 years ago and I still run on island time!

What are you reading this month?

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