Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Staff Picks

If you could have one more chance to be with someone you’ve loved who’s died, would you want to? Poet and debut author Jason Mott tells the story of The Returned from the perspective of an elderly couple whose son, Jacob, died nearly 50 years ago when he was just eight years old. Jacob “returns” as the same eight year old boy, and his much older parents react very differently. Tensions mount and chaos ensues as large numbers of “returned” come back all over the world. Opinions are divided as the living ponder, “Is it the work of the devil or is it a miracle?” Beautifully written, The Returned will take you on a satisfying journey through a wide range of emotions and leave you deep in thought long after the last page is turned.

Beth Moore
Information Specialist