Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Carousel Court, Joe McGuiness, Jr. may lead readers in both directions. Phoebe and Nick Maguire move from Boston to California just as the financial crisis is about to descend on them and the rest of us. Their flip plan for a large California house flops. While many readers will find sadness and despair as they become uprooted in multiple ways, other readers will delight in the resilience that can be found by some of us when encountering setbacks. McGuiness makes us care about these characters, even though we may not like them or their behavior. We may encounter many novelists who choose the housing and financial crisis as a great canvas. McGuiness uses that backdrop very well in this novel, and readers who enjoy finely written literary fiction are those most likely to enjoy this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Carousel Court from amazon.com.