Taft

Taft

Book - 2011
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"John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. But when his son is taken away from him, he's left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. Then he hires Fay, a young white waitress, who has a volatile brother named Carl in tow. Nickel finds himself consumed with the idea of Taft--Fay and Carl's dead father--and begins to reconstruct the life of a man he never met. But his sympathies for these lost souls soon take him down a twisting path into the lives of strangers"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2011
New York : Harper Perennial, 2007
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780061339226
0061339229
9780547521893
Branch Call Number: FICTION PATCH...A
Characteristics: 246, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published in 1994 by Houghton Mifflin
Includes: "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."

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Bmakousky
Nov 13, 2016

Disappointing. Have liked other AP books very much but this one just seemed flat. The characters weren't interesting and they just drifted through the story.

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wsbooklover
Jul 31, 2012

How does Ann Patchett do it? She creates characters that you keep thinking about after you close the book wondering about the unspoken dynamics that tied their lives together before they even met.

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carol554
Nov 11, 2011

This novel makes compulsve reading - very suspenseful. Quite an "easy read" for a Patchett novel

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