Monday, July 25, 2011

Ground Control to Major Tom....

Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blow to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.
But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up with his grieving father again. And remembers how he walked away from Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death.
In a year when everything's broken. Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.

An amazing sequel to Saving Francesca, or a great stand alone, Melina Marchetta has done it again.  This is a beautiful book about loss, forgiveness and the strength of bonds that can stretch continents.  the piper's son  gives us a glimpse into a family that is rocked by a death that still haunts them after two years, and shows us what it takes to bring them together once again.   Loved every minute of it, Tom Mackee is the bad boy that we all want to save.

I would suggest reading Saving Francesca before reading the piper's son.  You won't be disappointed.

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