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From a distance Nelson, British Columbia is an idyllic community of new agers and aging hippies, folded away in the Selkirk Mountains. People move to Nelson to escape frenetic city life and to live their own way; when they leave, they remember the place fondly. No town, however, is idyllic to the children born and raised there. No town is immune to tragedy. In Never Going Back, Antonia Banyard’s atmospheric tale, estranged friends return to Nelson to observe the ten-year anniversary of a layered ...more
I liked this book. It's a quiet sort of story, more about characters and how they relate to one another, their inability to move on with their lives since a friend's suicide in high school. A group of friends reunite in Nelson, BC for a dead friend's memorial. Banyard is wonderful at finding the telling details that display a person's full character. I especially liked the relationship with Lance and Kristy, the gentle look at their alien-selves. I would have like an entire Lance and Kristy ...more
The thing I liked most about this book is that it is set in the town I live in, which is fun. It was neat to be able to picture the exact spot things occur rather than forming your own image in your mind, which is what occurs with most novel settings. The story was OK, but not really my style. Glad I got it out from the library rather than buying it, as I likely would not read it again. The character named Evan was so annoying, I was hoping he'd change into a more reasonable, understanding ...more