Year 6, Book 97

97. Father of the Rain by Lily King
I read this book for one of my book clubs. It’s the story of a girl named Daley and her relationship with her alcoholic father. The book starts off when she is a child the summer her mother leaves her father. It then jumps in time to Daley’s adulthood when she is getting ready to start a professorship at Berkeley but is drawn back into her father’s orbit. There is one final jump in time that I won’t elaborate for fear of giving too much away. Also there are some flashbacks to fill in a little bit of what you miss during the time jumps. This is an ok book. I found it to be a little slow and had a really hard time with the characters making stupid decisions even though I could understand in some instances why they would do so. It did make for some good discussion for our book club though. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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