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y1 - Sherrie Cronin What were the main themes of the book? Life vs. death. This author has displayed a unique and creative way of exploring both themes that had us captivated from the first chapter onwards. The book starts with a 7 year old Zane who is contemplating future and his whole life ahead of him. Then there's Peter Senior whose life is ending and is also contemplating the future but in a more morbid, searching sense.

Describe your favourite scene. When Joseph Cabrini reflects on why he only has one daughter. His frustration is obvious and easily felt by the reader.

Were you able to connect with the main character and why? Easily. He is strong, charismatic and has a 'power' that no one else has. But he's also weak and searching like Peter Senior which had a lot of us at the book club wondering - was it the author's intention to create a young and old version of the same emotion? This was by far the most engrossing element of the book.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.