Book: Lark Ascending
Author: Silas House
This is my 69th read for the year
This is the story about Lark. He and his family art tryin to escape the religious nationalism that has befell the United States. They travel from Maryland to Maine to live remotely and decide what to do next. For awhile - they are safe in Maine but the family knows it won't be forever. They secure passage to Ireland on a boat understanding that Ireland is one of the last places that is still accepting refugees. As they travel, disaster strikes, and when Lark lands in Ireland he needs to figure out what he is going to do in order to survive. He is the sole survivor of the voyage, and decides he is going to try and get to where his family was heading - Glendalough. He meets some unlikely companions on his journey and in the end discovers who he is and what is truly important to him.
This was a fair book. It is a short book and an easy read. There is a lot of nice detail and the flow is good. Lark is a likeable character but his traveling companions (which I will not spoil) actually made the book for me. There is some backstory that leads the reader to understand what lead to where the world was once we met Lark, but I could have used more. It has a nice ending, but with the shortness of the book, it did leave me a little wanting for more details along the way. Also - this book could have used a better editor. Could have just been the addition I received but there was a few repeated sentences that were not caught and some spelling errors.