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The News Where You Are by Catherine O'Flynn
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Jul 28, 2010

really liked it
Read from July 22 to 27, 2010

Most stories follow a linear timeline outlining and then resolving a specific plot. If you’re lucky with your reading material, descriptive prose and interesting characters are included in the mix. This book was a bit different. It was primarily a character study of a man named Frank, a middle-aged TV newscaster who provides for his wife and young daughter, and regularly visits his depressive mother in a care facility. There is a bit of a story, but the timeline is sometimes scattered instead of straightforward. The story is told in a series of vignettes that feature Frank or someone close to him. In this manner you get to know Frank very well, as well as some of the people around him. All I know is when I finished this book I felt a little sad, the way you do when you say goodbye to a friend.

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