Author: Ann Patchett
This is my 83rd read for the year
This is the story of the Doyle family. Bernard family has had to raise his three boys since his wife's death. Teddy and Tip were adopted as little boys and along with their older brother Sebastian, they have had to try and find their way without their mother. Bernard Doyle - who used to be the mayor of Boston, takes his children to see speakers even when the boys don't want to. The night that Jessie Jackson is speaking, Tip is frustrated because he has a lot of work to do. Not paying attention, he steps into the street and is quickly pushed out of the way by a woman. While Tip is saved from being hit, the woman is not. While the Doyle family helps the woman who was hit, they are thrown into her life because she has a little girl who needs looked after while her mother is in the hospital. What unfolds over the 24 hour period of this book enterwines these two families forever.
This was a pretty good book. This is an older Patchett book that I found at a used bookstore, and I am glad I read it. I liked the characters and how the story evolved and I liked the ending. It is not an overly drawn out story so the point doesn't get lost in a lot of unnecessary language. A good read.