By: Phyllis Clark Nichols
This is the second book I’ve read by Ms. Nichols. I find it interesting to note that at least two of her novels create strong characters with special needs. In this particular novel, a main character is a deaf man, Mr. Lafferty, who ends up befriending the narrator as a young girl.
Just like the first book I read, I found it a challenge to read. The narration is simple and the writing style elegant, but details about everyday life are a good chunk of narrative, although perhaps it is intentional as the story is told from the point of view of a ten year old girl. The pace was too slow for me, and the mundane details of crocheting or carving birds drove me wonky. I was bored more than interested in the story, no matter that the back cover content had caught my attention.
Unfortunately, this book wasn’t high on my list of great reads.
I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.