Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Realm of Last Chances

Guilt. Leave the past behind and make a fresh start. Can life provide us with second chances? That’s the theme Steve Yarbrough explores in his finely written novel, The Realm of Last Chances. Kristen and Cal have relocated from California to New England. Kristen lost her administrator job at a good California college and gets another chance at a lesser school north of Boston. There’s a lot of mutual detachment, distance and privacy in the relationship between Kristen and Cal. The action in the novel presents behavior by all characters that can lead to the recognition of guilt. From our common condition of being guilty for our own behavior, how will we judge and relate to others? Will we give and get second chances? I found Yarbrough’s characters to be well developed, and the story to be one that offered insight into human behavior. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Realm of Last Chances from amazon.com.

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