Pondering what to cover with this post I began thinking of connectedness. A few years ago I received a job solicitation, responded to it, and was interviewed by two librarians here at Jericho Public Library. Over the years I have been honored to work for them and have marveled at their professionalism. Tomorrow they both leave Jericho for what I hope will be a long and happy retirement.
Connectedness – were it not for their trust in me I would not have been working here, were it not for their willingness to support and advise I would not be writing this and you in turn might not have read the wonderful novels that we’ve covered. Connectedness!
Back to the novel
The characters within the novel find themselves intersecting at various points in their lives. Beyond the obvious connections that they share, are there other similarities between characters?
Van Booy tends to write about love and the yearning for it in all forms. Did they each find what they were hoping for? Is it possible within ones life to appreciate the love we receive or recognize how we have been affected by others?