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3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
As the global energy crisis of the 21st century wears on, James Lendeman searches for answers - both for the country and for himself.

Working in the Federal Energy Department for the iconoclastic and enigmatic Kate Hastings, James is at the center of a world of political intrigue and personal conflicts. Unsure of whether he can go along with Kate's plans for the country (an
Paperback, 1st, 531 pages
Published 2012 by two harbors press
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Ruth Hill
Sep 25, 2012 Ruth Hill rated it really liked it
First of all, this is a long book, but it is not a hard read. Don't let the length of the book deter you from reading it. You just might pass up a gem of a story. I honestly did not even find that reading the book was a chore even though it did not capture my attention as much as other books. And my inability to fully connect with the story and the characters is not the fault of the author. You know how it is--some stories just aren't one's forte.

This book did cause me a bit of confusion at firs
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It is not a must read but it is a worthwhile read.

My thoughts on this book are kind of jumbled. I really did enjoy this book. It is long. But it isn't wordy or overly descriptive. I couldn't tell you how to shorten it because most of the detail is necessary and really adds to the story and helps you understand the characters. Truth be told, I was kind of sad that the book ended.

The story is told from the point of view of James Lendeman. It is differ
Tia Bach
Aug 28, 2012 Tia Bach rated it really liked it
We've all heard the warnings and concerns about our energy consumption and resources. James Lendeman is living in a future time where these concerns have turned into reality and the world has changed. James, initially as part of the Federal Energy Department, is in charge of finding answers. His job is difficult at best.

But the story isn't just about the machinations of government, it's also a very personal story of love and loss. Kate Hastings, James' boss, has big plans and often employs quest
Joan Bergeron Troche
I first want to note that this book is quite a long one, however it was not hard to read through. We experience, through the thoughts and actions of James Lendemen, a future where energy is a valuable resource that is quite scarce. James works for the Federal Energy Department and this book details that work as well as his personal life. James was a very hard person for me to like for most of the book. Many of his personal thoughts and the actions that he takes made me not like him and how he tr ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
The story takes us through a mans life through two different time lines and flows back and forth through affairs and his work at the FEDERAL ENGERY DEPARTMENT. There he meets Kate Hastings an enigmatic and forceful woman who seeks him out as a friend and a respected colleague. There are twists and turns through out the relationship. He quits the FED and moves to Savannah and enters into an affair with a student after his marriage conks out. Kate calls upon him to h
Aug 20, 2012 Lissette rated it really liked it
James Lendeman loves his job, even if he finds himself bored with nothing to do, at times. Granted, the world around him is ever-changing. Energy sources are depleting at an alarming rate and prices are rising because of this. Yet he's determined to help the government find ways to meet customers demands before things get out of hand.

His boss, Kate Hastings, is a formidable woman. She demands his attention whenever something is needed done. She knows James is good at what he does and she'll do a
Lenore Webb
Sep 27, 2012 Lenore Webb rated it really liked it
Of Time and Place was enjoyable to read. But I did want a lil more action in it. I loved the premise of a global energy crisis that has created life to be taken at a lil slower pace. Everyone having a car is not possible and public transport became energy efficient. We need to take heed now and see where our ever growing desire of more, more and more is taking us too. The story line jumps from present day of the story line then back in time to show how the lead character's life had evolved in bu ...more
Toni Sinns
Nov 16, 2012 Toni Sinns rated it liked it
A real question on life and the real consequences from your actions. As you slowly read through this story (And yes I did have to read through it slowly to understand and because parts of it were very drawn out for me) you start seeing firsthand how one choice can make another person’s options change. And how you are pulled more and more into choices and decisions and how each outcome could or could not happen. Even if we think we know how it will go it doesn’t always do that. This book takes so ...more
Oct 01, 2012 Kari rated it liked it
I'll be honest, I really struggled with this book. I was looking forward to reading it as the synopsis was very intriguing. One thing I did like about Of Time and Place is that it is very well written and thought out. I liked the idea of a glimpse into a potential future with changes in use of energy. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to keep up my interest. I found that I did not like the dual timelines. It was a bit disorienting and it didn't work for me. The book is long and I found myself sk ...more
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