Sunday, August 5, 2012

Run by Ann Patchett

This is the story of family and the weird twists of life that seem to be fated.  Bernard is the father to 3 sons.  His oldest is estranged due to an accident that he was involved in.  The younger two are adopted and brilliant and do not want the life that their father has laid out for them.  Bernard wants them to be politicians.  So he drags them to see every democrat that comes to the city for speeches, community events, and protests.  One night they all go out to hear Jesse Jackson.  Upon leaving, one of the sons is in an accident.  The story then proceeds to all those involved.  On a side note, this is another of those books that the jacket notes make you wonder, did the person writing this READ this book?  Hate that.  Oh, and this is not the best book I have ever read.  Of course, I don't love this author as her books must be too deep for me (so deep that I think they are shallow and wonder WHO CARES???)  See also:  State of Wonder by the same author which I disliked so much I didn't blog.

No comments:

Post a Comment