Thursday, April 16, 2015
a novel for the every couple.
I enjoy reading novels that are close to home. Literally. The Tumble Inn by William Loizeaux is set on a secluded lake in the Adirondack Mountains and is a real place. I looked it up. Mark and Fran Finley have left their jobs as teachers and their struggles conceiving behind them to begin again, as innkeepers, which wasn't exactly natural for either of them. They survived their first season, barely. And things start to really look up (for them, and for the story) when they conceive a child. Their daughter, Nat is born and all is right with the world.
Rather quickly, we fast forward a decade and some odd years later. Nat is a teenager, and tragedy strikes. Loizeaux created a wonderful narrator in Mark, who is now left to wonder again if he should stay or if he should go.