Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Nowhere But Home
by Liza Palmer
My daughter picked out this book for me from work. My copy was an ARC (advance reader copy) which bookstores are privileged to receive. I do miss working at the book store.
Nowhere But Home is chic lit and I am a fan of a good chic book. Starting with oddly named characters, we are introduced to a woman who felt she was always an outcast due to her low social status in the town she grew up in. Despite attending and graduating from college, she felt the need to redefine herself and moved around the country with little success of finding happiness. She eventually returns home with her tail tucked between her legs, and a chip on her shoulder.
The story is one of finding one's own self worth rather than running from a past that cannot be changed. Nowhere But Home is a feel-good book, although I have to admit there were times I wanted to grab Queenie and just yell at her. It seems the good stuff can be right in front of you if you just open your eyes and stop listening to the voices.
Four of five shots.