Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Send Me by Patrick Ryan
I was led to this book by Ann Patchett's high praise for it. Ryan is a graduate of the Bowling Green State University Creative Writing program and this is his first novel. I loved this quirky look at life in a dysfunctional functional family living in the shadow of the NASA launches in Florida in the 60s and 70s. He brings the saga up to present decades in several chapters, each of which almost functions as an independent short story or vignette. This book was a fun read.