By: Joan Silber
Call #: Fiction Silbe.J
Silber’s lively writing style is a pleasure to read in her patchwork novel about how actions of others and acts of fate can improve us, or, in some cases be disastrous. Rayna, single mom, loves Boyd, a good guy with a record. Rayna’s aunt Kiki has a colorful past but now settled, worries about Rayna’s choices in life. With each chapter ricocheting off the previous one, a minor character morphs into a main one. These could almost stand alone as well written character studies, but Silber cleverly knits it all together for a satisfying sense of closure.