Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Lorna Mott Comes Home

Manners. Octogenarian novelist Diane Johnson still has a thing or to observe and to say about how some of us live today. In another era, her novel titled, Lorna Mott Comes Home, might be considered a comedy of manners, so perhaps that may be the best summary of this novel. Protagonist Lorna Mott Dumas has left her second husband in France where she’s lived for two decades and returns home to San Francisco. She finds a place far different from the one she left, and her extended family are facing concurrent challenges of coping with the ups and downs of contemporary life. Fascinating characters and fine writing make this diversion a delight to read. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Lorna Mott Comes Home from amazon.com.

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