Sunday, July 22, 2012

"Heading Out to Wonderful" by Robert Goolrick

Treat yourself to the first few chapters of this new mystery from Robert Goolrick.  He evokes life in 1940s in a small Southern town with such detail that the reader will become immediately absorbed.  The story is based on a true story told to the author in the Greek Isles 25 years ago.

Craig Wilson, the USA Today columnist (who is also funny and right-on with his wry observations of daily life in his Wednesday columns) says of Robert Goolrick:  "Once a hard-partying New York ad executive who ended up on welfare and in Alcoholics Anonymous, he is now well known as the author of a highly praised, best-selling debut novel, A Reliable Wife, and the blistering tell-all family memoir, The End of the World as We Know It.".

Goodreads says Heading Out to Wonderful is " charged and altogether unforgettable story of love gone terribly wrong...".  This is a novel where the less said the better.  Open it up, linger on the first few chapters to appreciate the skilled rendering of days gone by and then dive into the mystery.  As the opening lines of the novel says:  The things is, all memory is fiction.  You have to remember that.

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