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Saturday, January 1, 2011

THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE by Carla Buckley

A virulent pandemic has made the leap across the ocean to America’s heartland. It is killing 50% of those it touches. Ann and Peter Brooks’ failing marriage is not strengthened by scarce food, neighbors who turn against them, or a winter storm that leaves them huddling in the dark.
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justshellie said...

I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading this book, I enjoyed it and it’s a pretty good page-turner, but I am going to tell you what I didn’t like about it.
The time-line was difficult to follow and seldom seemed accurate for what was talking place. I’m certain the time-line of the baby Jacob from pregnancy to current was really off. And there were other instances as well. Minutes turned into hours, hours turned into days and days into weeks frequently in a confusing page or two that was difficult at times to follow. Other than that it was good, there was sufficient character development and plenty of intrigue, and certainly the topic is timely and relevant. I even got weepy at the end because I had fallen in love with the strength of this family who had struggled so to keep…. Well you just need to read it and fall in love with them too. What if? What would you do?