Gold

January 30, 2008

Author: Dan Rhodes
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Cannongate (First American Edition)

Started: 1/30/08
Completed: 2/1/08

I cannot tell a lie. I choose this book by its cover. It features a quirky, drawn portrait of the main character and the corners are rounded. It looked interesting; one of those English novels about an outsider learning about a small town’s life and people, in this case a young woman who visits a small Welsh town each year.

And it proved to match that literary tradition. Quirky, alive, and touching. A small story about a small place but well told and satisfying with a slightly quizical ending.

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