Always a reader. Writing to remember and to share my thoughts on the books I read.
A Place We Knew Well by Susan Carol McCarthy sets the Avery family in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s. Like the history, the fictional story starts gradually, builds into a crisis I did not see coming, and then ends rather calmly for all the buildup. The history is interesting, but it is the human story and sympathetic characters that truly ground this book.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2015/09/a-place-we-knew-well.html
Reviewed based on a publisher’s galley received through NetGalley