Reading: And The Dark Sacred Night, a novel

imagesA single mom raises a son who, now in his thirties, needs to know who his father was. The search for the father is not what you might expect.  Kit, the seeker, finds many members of his family, gay and straight, that he easily connects with…lots of discovery as well as frustration. The novel, written by Julia Glass, who also wrote Three Junes in 2003, easily goes back in time to when Kit’s mother, Lucinda (also a character in Three Junes) was a teenager and spent a summer at music camp and met the intriguing Malachy…and forward in time to Kit’s search for family ties. The beauty of this book is the portrayal of complex characters.  The storyline keeps weaving in more people, but Glass keeps a firm hold on the plot. The message is hope: many of her characters are wounded and yet always trying to be the best person that they can be.  Strongly recommended.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Melinda Basker
    Jul 11, 2014 @ 04:58:39

    Sounds interesting.

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