THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN
Kingsbury's Cody Gunner series continues with this moving account of a troubled young man's life. Realistic characters and situations place the reader in the midst of the story and allow you to feel the emotional impact of the tale.
Josh Warren is a disappointment to his family. His choice to forgo college and become a tow-truck driver has embarrassed his parents, and now he suffers from chronic pain due to an accident. The pain has led to his dependence on painkillers, and Josh is about at the end of his rope. The only thing that keeps him holding on is the possibility of winning a substantial amount of money in a lawsuit. That money would help him find his daughter, Savannah. Things don't turn out as planned, but in the middle of the pain, God's love is shown. (CENTER STREET, Jan., 352 pp., $14.99)