“In the hours before dawn, she slips out of the house and runs… She follows the path that winds nears the cliff, the edge nipping at her feet, threatening to swallow her whole.”
Thank you Atria Books for gifting me a copy of MY KIND OF PEOPLE by Lisa Duffy.
“On Ichabod Island, a jagged strip of land thirteen miles off the coast of Massachusetts, ten-year-old Sky becomes an orphan for the second time after a tragic accident claims the lives of her adoptive parents.
Grieving the death of his best friends, Leo’s life is turned upside down when he finds himself the guardian of young Sky. Back on the island and struggling to balance his new responsibilities and his marriage to his husband, Leo is supported by a powerful community of neighbors, many of them harboring secrets of their own.
Maggie, who helps with Sky’s childcare, has hit a breaking point with her police chief husband, who becomes embroiled in a local scandal. Her best friend Agnes, the island busybody, invites Sky’s estranged grandmother to stay for the summer, straining already precarious relationships. Their neighbor Joe struggles with whether to tell all was not well in Sky’s house in the months leading up to the accident. And among them, is a mysterious woman, drawn to Ichabod to fulfill a dying wish.”
I have always loved Lisa Duffy’s writing style and MY KIND OF PEOPLE was no exception. When I sat down to read this book, I was transported to Ichabod Island and introduced to a lively assortment of characters that I knew I would fall in love with while reading this 322-page story.
There is an abundance of emotions packed within this story and Duffy has an incredible ability to write in such a way that you feel all of the character’s grief, joy, passion, rage, and sadness while reading. It always leaves me feeling that I’ve read a book written by an author who truly understands people and how diverse they can all be.
In MY KIND OF PEOPLE, each character is facing their unique hurdles and I was left cheering for each of them. Sky was one of my most cherished characters in this book; while only 10-years-old, Sky had the maturity and life experience of someone much older. Her insight and observations through the book were inspiring.
If you haven’t added MY KIND OF PEOPLE to your reading list, I hope that you will as it would be a perfect book to start your summer off and transport yourself out of your home to Ichabod Island.
Thank you, Lisa Duffy and Atria Books for gifting me a copy of this book to read and review.
MY KIND OF PEOPLE will be published on May 12, 2020, and is available to order now!