Friday, December 19, 2014
Best books of 2014- Part the Umpteenth
I know that I said I wasn't ranking the books beyond my favorite of the year, but I should probably mention that if there was a #2 ranking, this book would be it.
Felix Brewer's not-entirely-legal business kept his wife and three daughters, as well as a mistress, happy up until he faced a conviction and prison, at which time he simply disappeared. Vanished. Soon thereafter, his mistress vanished as well. The mystery may be what happened to both Felix and his lady friend, but the multi-generational story is about the women he left behind.
I would say that Lippman is at the top of her game, but seriously, I don't think there is a top. She just keeps getting better.