Friday, January 12, 2018
You Bring the Distant Near, by Mitali Perkins
While the story occasionally drags, the novel is full of vivid characters that make this a delightful read. The expansive timeline of the story allows us to see everyone grow up and develop. And despite its race through the decades, it's surprisingly fluid, avoiding any great problem with its temporal jumps. A great deal of tear-jerking is milked from death and perhaps a bit too much drama from surprise out-of-character changes, but this is a warm story that celebrates humanity and diversity in a non-preachy way.