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THE GOOD NEARBY
Genre: Inspirational, Mainstream
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.
Only one person in Gigi's life ever made her feel important and special -- her grandmother. So as Gigi embarks on her life's pathway, she seeks to live up to her Grammy's promise that she do something important someday. In the midst of Gigi's world are several other people, each enduring struggles and tragedy, all of whom are somehow connected to her. What will each character learn as their lives begin to intersect? (Tyndale, Nov., 353 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed By: Bev Huston
Published: November 2006