The Weight of Memory

Given a few months, at most, to live, Paul Elias sets off to his hometown to find a new family for his granddaughter, Pearl. Stories that Pearl tells bring up memories from Paul’s younger days, and visiting his hometown makes things even more complicated, and dangerous.

Shawn Smucker has a unique way of telling a story that seems a little random, but still makes perfect sense. Flashbacks and current happenings mesh together to complete the story. Through all that went on, you could understand what the characters experienced and how they felt. Most times, I could see myself there as the plot unfolded. The ending was bittersweet, but I think it fit the theme of the book just fine.

There are plenty of mysterious goings on to keep you interested, and enough action for it to be anything but boring.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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