The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book was just lovely. It's the sort of book where I found myself wanting to savour it, to enjoy the language choice, the image being painted in my mind's eye, the characters coming to life within the pages.
I tend to read a few categories: young adult, fantasy, romance, science fiction. But sometimes I end up over in general fiction when I'm called by books that appeal to me, or come highly recommended. I picked this up the other day and found myself entranced and not wanting to put it down.
The book is light but lyrical, has moments of comedy and tragedy, and ultimately weaves together two main sets of characters while touching on brief snapshots of others. It's a look at love and loss, second chances, and how our lives entangle with others, whether deeply or just along the edges.
Not all of it was perfect - sometimes it felt a tiny bit like the book wasn't sure what it wanted to be, with dabbles into the supernatural and other genres, and I wasn't all too sure about the presentation of Sunshine's character and her disability. But it's a gorgeous book that I adored nonetheless and could see myself rereading.
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