Friday, July 3, 2009

41 -- the four corners of the sky

The Four Corners of the Sky: A Novel The Four Corners of the Sky: A Novel by Michael Malone

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
For the first time since Handling Sin, a riveting novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of family, from master author Michael Malone.

On her seventh birthday, Annie's conartist father left her behind at his boyhood home, then he raced out of her life. Years later, Annie, now a top Navy jet pilot, returns home on her 26th birthday. But everything changes when Jack calls to say he is dying, and needs her to fly to St. Louis to bring him the airplane he gave her the day he left. And if she does, he will give her the one thing she always wanted, that he always lied to her about the name of her mother.

The Four Corners of the Sky is a novel of love, sacrifice, and the inexplicable bonds that hold families together. Michael Malone brings these rich characters to life as only he can, evoking the unspoken motivations that drive people to define who they are and break out of those bonds when the call of love comes.

My thoughts: This book started out great. For the first half I loved, loved, loved it. Then the plot got just a little too far-fetched. The characters were real 'characters' and the story was very interesting. I'd certainly recommend it. Taking it to my mom to read, then it goes on my signed first editions shelf.

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