Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A child missing

This is a book I'd read years ago  and wanted to revisit during my cancer infusion at the Smilow Cancer Clinic.

During registration for a school reunion in Chicago, Beth Cappadora tells her seven-year-old son to watch his three-year-old brother. After being delayed in the registration, when she returns, Ben is missing.

There is a massive search and family crisis. Things change and relationships between members of the family are changed.

Finally, one day when Beth comes to the door of her home, a young boy is asking if she'd like her lawn mowed.  She's sure it's Ben.

An excellent debut novel that was made into a film, the story shows what can happen to a family's stability when a tragic event takes place.

4 comments:

Ethan said...

Its great to see some new posts from you. I hope everything is working in your favor, and am glad to see you're still able to enjoy some good books. I'll continue to send positive thoughts your way!

-Ethan
http://e135-abookaweek.blogspot.com/

Michael Draper said...

Thanks, Ethan. Please stay in touch.


Mike

Blake J. Stine said...

I hope you are feeling well my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Blake

Kathleen Kelly said...

I never did read this book, but I did enjoy the movie version...good to see you posting again!! Hoping that all is going well with you...

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