Saturday, September 09, 2006

A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds

Finch, who is disfigured and has long tended the towns cemetary is permitted by the mediator to communicate with those buried there. Those who can communicate. Those who have not yet told/faced their true stories and faded away. Finch has her own true story and false story to tell. She has things brought on from outside herself like a lifetime of name calling and rejection and things brought on by her inner self that she grows to recognize as time goes on. The interaction between Finch and the dead including her father, Lucy a girl who commited suicide, baby Marcus Livingston, unable to talk and tell his true story he screams and screams coupled with the interaction of Finch with the town folks such as the town police officer, Lucy's mom and others drive this story. Perfect for those who appreciated THE LOVELY BONES
JDW 9/9/06

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