As the book title implies, this is a strange tale but one that, if read to the end, is all too credible tale. The mystery itself is gripping, but what stood out for me are the people in the book; Searles has vested even the most minor of players with full blown characters - so much so that I suspect that long after I'm struggling to recall the title of this book I'll still remember the Polish librarian, the elderly gay landlord, the Mexican waiter and many more.
'[Searles] shows how mundane events and discoveries can jump-start the spirit and bring us to terms with what and who we are...remarkably true to life.' - USA Today.
This review is from the June 15, 2005 issue of BookBrowse Recommends. Click here to go to this issue.
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