Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chasing Fireflies

Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin is about journalist Chase Walker and Uncle Willee. Chase lives in Georgia and was raised by Uncle Willee and his wife. The story is actually two-one of a foster child that was left after an accident, another of Chase and his growing up. Chase is assigned to do a newspaper story about a mute boy who has no identity. While the story of the boy is not the same as Chase's own life, there are parallels and as Chase is working on the story, the book also explains his earlier life, as well as that of Uncle Willee.
Uncle Willee is a man of character that is willing to love even when it hurts and stick up for those that are in his care.
This book gives you plenty to think on and it would be a good choice for a book club to read and discuss. Some topics that it covers are justice, truth, and doing what is right.
It is a book I may read again sometime, though for now I am going to read more of Martin's other novels.

FYI-My sister is giving away a handmade purse and a quilt on her blog. Her blog is at www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com.

3 comments:

amandajean said...

what book are you reading for your book club this month? would you suggest this one to your book club?

Rel said...

Hey Clair - thanks for dropping by! I love Charles Martin's books and have every one. When Crickets Cry is by far his best so make sure you read that one.

Amanda Jean - my book club did When Crickets Cry and did a telephone conference with Charles - fabulous! I transcribed the hour conversation and you can read it on my blog if you are interested!

cyd said...

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