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Sure to be a Book Club Winner
on September 8, 2011
Man, this guy can write.
A synopsis doesn't do the book justice. The bare bones can't convey what delights await the reader but here goes: Jonathan Hooper wakes up from a stroke-induced coma of six years. He has no knowledge of who he was and no recognition of family and friends.
His rehab is a struggle but there's more to the goal than walking and talking again. Jonathan is smitten by another young stroke victim Rebecca Chase. Her stroke has left her with no pretense or verbal filters.
Little by little Jonathan discovers that his former self wasn't at all like the man he has become. Rebecca, who has left her former trophy wife ways behind, finds her husband's constant disappointment overbearing. How they put themselves back together and what they discover along the way is a triumph of courage.
If all this sounds like a daytime soap, let me put that thought to rest. There's a big scoop of humor added to the mix. Me Again is a debut novel that doesn't read like a debut novel. It's a well-polished work with three-dimensional characters, a plot that moves along without a stumble and believable dialogue. In a recent interview Keith Cronin said the book took more that five years and three rewrites to complete. All that hard work makes for an enjoyable read.
If there were more stars to award, this book club and movie-worthy book would get them.