Exposed. It took me a year to finally open a copy of Ann Leary’s novel titled, The Children. I don’t know why I waited so long. Over the course of about 250 pages, Leary brings a Connecticut lake house into close focus alongside a large cast of characters connected to that house. Secrets are exposed and many characters become more interesting and complex as an initial perception of quirkiness gives way to understanding and insight. Readers who enjoy finely written literary fiction are those most likely to enjoy this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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