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on September 12, 2016
It's not groundbreaking or surprising, but it's sweet and warm and in the end it leaves you feeling good. I'm ok with that - the writing style flows well and the characters are likeable so it's an enjoyable read. It's a nice change of pace from forced conflict and immorality left unchecked that many current novels employ.
O Little Town is set in 1958. It shares the tale of its prominent citizens and the birth of their familial ties. This is all done over a period of a few short days and a number of flashbacks. Even with the compressed timeline, we come to know the characters like they are old friends, and to care for them too. There's a message here, but it's not too preachy and is very appropriate.