Rated of 5
by a retired librarian Frank Bascomb is the most humane character I have encountered in a long time. The Lay of the Land is a fabulous book - funny, human, real. The characters are multi-faceted and knowable. Frank's humanity is so appealing, his daily dealing with his cancer so recognizable and heart-breaking, his relationships with his children (including his dead child who is still alive to him) so familiar, exasperating and touching. The greatest compliment I can pay this man is that my most immediate response is that I want to go and live with someone so wise, so compassionate and so immensely likable.
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