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MY FATHER IS SINGING....
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2020
FATHER OF THE RAIN
Lily King is a favorite author of mine. She never fails to immediately draw you into her books and making you wish they would never end. FATHER OF THE RAIN is an exceptional read.
Meet Daley and her family. They live in a small well-to-do town in New England and life a pretty good life...when you are outside looking in that is. Daley's dad is a hot wire and a hot mess. He loves his booze and it shows. He has a sharp tongue, says what he wants and generally dislikes most people. Just ask his family..... dogs seem to love him though! As for his two kids and his wife, he has no regard for their feelings and emotions. One second he is loving and kind, the next second he is sharp, rude, and hateful.
Of course, Daley is constantly trying to please her dad...to no avail. The book is broken into three parts -- Daley's childhood, when she is a young adult, and then a little later down the road. She is a great character...all the characters are fleshed-out and jump right out of the book. The story line moves quickly, the writing is superb. Relationships are a huge part of the book, along with fighting alcohol and prejudices. Even though Daley seems to know what triggers her dad, nobody ever really knows what will set him off.
Lily King proved again to be a spectacular author, diving right into the hearts and souls of her characters. She has several other books out there that are also great --
WRITERS & LOVERS
THE ENGLISH TEACHER
THE PLEASING HOUR
I only have two left to read and look forward to doing so. If you love books that you will be immersed in, plenty of wonderful characters, the human touch, and a story line that is full of surprises, this is a book you will certainly enjoy. I know I did!!!!!