Friday, March 11, 2011

The Piper's Son

Every Friday we review a new book and give a copy of the book away. To get the book, it's simple: just be the first to fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta

Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favorite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

But when his roommates throw him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death.

And in a year when everything's broken, Tom realizes that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.

You don't have to have read Saving Francesca to enjoy this (though, it's a really good book and the audio version has wonderful Australian accents), but if you *have* read Saving Francesca...yes, this is the same group of friends and characters.

Get The Piper's Son for free--just be the first to fill out the form!

Congrats to Mireya!

1 comment:

Cora Harmon said...

Ths book sounds great! Would love to read it! Dakota ave. library.