The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book dug deep inside me and has held on, thanks to the wonderful characters of Hattie, Logan and Thebes. Their road trip is as much a journey to find themselves (certainly in Hattie’s case) and each other as it is to find the kids’ long-lost father, Cherkis. And while the characters are unusual, they are drawn with great compassion and realism – I found myself comparing my own children to the kids in this story. Miriam Toews is one of Canada’s very best authors.
I joined Goodreads a few months ago, but haven’t taken advantage of its many features yet. This morning, just as a warm-up before a long day of research, I gave five stars to The Flying Troutmans. If you are a reader and haven’t yet checked Goodreads out, click the link and try it for yourself. I’ll bet you find a few more books to put on your “want to read” list.