Friday, November 8, 2013

Let Him Go, by Larry Watson - Book Review

BookLet Him Go: A Novel
AuthorLarry Watson
Genre: Historical Fiction 
Publisher/Publish DateMilkweed Editions / September 3, 2013
SourceARC courtesy of publisher
Pages: 256
Rating: 3.5/5
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This book is a lot more serious, and slow moving than I usually read, but I got a free copy of it and figured I'd give it a chance.

Set in North Dakota in the fall of 1951, two grandparents go on a search to find their grandson. After the death of their son, his wife remarried, and they are concerned for the boys well-being in the care of his new father. As they travel through the bleakness of North Dakota that meet some helpful folks, though also run into some tough situations.

As plot carries you through the book, you sense the impending climax from the beginning. The author, Larry Watson, molds realistic and relatable characters, and it feels like you are sampling reading someone's life story. Beautifully told, though a little narratively dry for my taste.

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