Title: Akin
Authors: Donoghue, Emma
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 335
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: The retired New York professor and the street wise eleven-year-old make for an odd pair. Foisted on him at the eleventh hour by an insistent social worker, Noah Salvaggio reluctantly accepts his great-nephew Michael as a travelling companion on a much-anticipated trip to Nice. For it is here on the Cote d'Azur that Noah's mother had weathered the storms of Nazi occupation, but with some disconcerting photos casting confusion on her experiences.

Both a mystery and a family drama, this is an intriguing story of intergenerational reckoning and a glimpse at the French Riviera's wartime past.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I think the author really delivered with this book."

"The characters are likeable and funny, and the story has both intrigue and humour."

"I laughed out loud at various times, it was a most enjoyable read."

"I read this book in a day. It was an easy read, intriguing, and 'feel good' without being sickly."

"A book I think many would enjoy. Easy read, funny and satisfying."

"The book is well-written and has likeable characters. I also enjoyed the historical detail."

"The book quickly grabs your attention and takes you on a gentle and interesting journey."

"Great description of tech-savvy Michael and an old-fashioned gentleman."

"It's possible the book could be too slow for some who like lots of action."
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Humour, Relationships, Uplifting, France, America, 2021 Titles


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