Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild by Novella Carpenter

I enjoyed Novella Carpenter's first book, Farm City, about her urban garden in Oakland. Now, she is thinking about starting a family and wanting to make peace with her father who was in and out of her life. Well, it doesn't go as smoothly as expected.

The inside cover flap is a bit misleading. It tries to hook you in by saying that Novella gets a call informing her that her dad is missing and it suggests that this book is about finding him. Well, he reappears after a few days. She's actually going after who her dad is, what his story is, and how she can relate to him.

A short book, but it had me in its grips for two days (in between work and chores and swimming).

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