Book: The Distance From Four Points
Author: Margo Littell
This is my 50th read for the year
This is the story of Robin. Her husband has died and left her with a lot of debt and a lot of run down rental properties in a town she never wanted to return to. She has to sell her house in her ideal neighborhood and move into one of the ramshackle apartments to try and pull her life back together. Moving back to Four Points with her young daughter brings up a past she tried so hard to escape. What she finds is a place that not only brings her back to the hardest time in her life, but also a place for a fresh start.
I was so so excited to get my hands on this book becuase it was written by a friend of mine. This is her second novel, and I applaud her accomplishment. She and I worked on a house in a town just like the one in this novel together and flipped and sold it. It was quite the adventure and I am glad it lead her to keep writing books about small town America. She and I grew up in a town very similar to the ones in her books.
It is a good story about a hard subject. Poverty, slumlords, the world of rental properties.....all a very harsh reality in the place where Margo and I grew up. I think she does a good job of bringing the reality of that situation to light by also spinning a good outcome for Robin. Good mix.