Friday, April 12, 2013

Y: A Novel

Lucky. Marjorie Celona’s debut novel, Y, would be the perfect selection for a book club because it’s short enough for all members to read it, and it prompts discussion about what constitutes a family and how we make our decisions in relationships. The protagonist is a young woman who was abandoned by her mother on the steps of the Vancouver YMCA shortly after her birth. Bounced through several foster homes, her life is difficult and also lucky. Celona presents both the story of the child and her mother in ways that will make most readers want to think and talk and share, perfect for a book club. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Y: A Novel from

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