From Library Journal
The effects of a plane crash on the friends and family of the victims, and especially on the lives of the young couple who witness the crash, is the subject of this sporadically interesting but ultimately weak first novel. As the book opens, Paul and Anita Beveridge are sitting outdoors opening Paul's birthday presents when an airplane goes down in flames, destroying part of their house in the Montana woods. Then the scene shifts to people waiting for the plane's arrival, including Lars Cowgill, whose girlfriend Megan was on the plane, and Trixie, whose long-time ex-husband, Hamish has shocked her with the news that he is coming to Montana to see her. The crash also gives Bernardo, the sole survivor, a chance to rebuild his life after fleeing Italy in disgrace. Lennon occasionally shows flashes of real talent?the book's first chapter is particularly good?but he has included too many characters and failed to adequately develop them, using successively fewer interesting subplots. Skip this and wait for Lennon's next.?Nancy Pearl, Washington Ctr. for the Book, Seattle
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Lennon's impressive first novel--psychologically nuanced, richly detailed, unexpectedly comic--offers us an unsentimental examination of the ways in which we find and lose those we love, both before and after death.