Sunday, October 30, 2011

Great Debut Novel

I just finished Blue Straggler by Kathy Lynn Harris and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The title comes from an astronomy term for a star that has an anomalous blue color and appears to be disconnected from the stars around it.  It is the perfect title, since it so aptly describes the main character, Bailey.

Bailey feels disconnected from her family, friends and even herself.  When she loses her job unexpectedly she decides to head to Colorado and see if she can make a connection to herself by researching what made her great grandmother abandon her family and move to a small town in the mountains of Colorado.The people she meets there and the experiences she has help her see what she truly needs.

The characters are great - both quirky and believable at the same time.  The novel is a great read, providing both hilarious moments and tender, poignant ones.  I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a little adventure with some great and memorable characters.

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