THE GOOD NEARBY
A parade of seemingly unrelated characters opens this book by Moser, who masterfully ties everything together. Though the result is somewhat predictable, the journey is well worth it. First-person scenes from a child's perspective help build the story to a satisfying culmination. One detriment to the story, however, is that readers may have a hard time believing that a major character can hide her kidney failure from her family, despite the lack of closeness in the relationships.