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The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Descendants

scotts, June 11, 2012

It is a rare treat to find a book that tackles marriage, infidelity, death, and parenting in one ambitious story. Rarer still to find a novel that does so with humor, grace, and wisdom. But, that is exactly what Kaui Hart Hemmings provides in The Descendants. A remarkable story told from a father's point-of-view as he deals with the issues that make our lives so interesting and intense. The novel reads almost as a road trip as we follow Matt King through a difficult few weeks dealing with his two daughters, the sale of a family trust, and the final days of his wife's life. The sparse writing matches the character perfectly, and the observational humor keeps the characters (and story) from taking itself too seriously. Over too soon, I could not put this book down. Hemmings is a fresh voice and a genuine pleasure to read.
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