Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Above the Thunder by Renee Manfredi
This book was on the New Fiction shelf at the Strongsville Library and I picked it up because it had a blurb on the back written by Scott Russell Sanders, author of the article "Ten Reasons Why We Need A Story". I read that the author, Renee Manfredi has been a regional winner of Granta's Best American Novelists Under 40, so I took a chance. The novel is about a woman named Anna whose only child has been gone for many years. Suddenly, Anna finds herself caring for her granddaugher Flynn and a cast of characters from an HIV patients support group. The book is a little dark, but the ending is sweet.