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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Patty Pick for 4/24/14 is "Heft" by Liz Moore

Liz Moore has written a very thought-provoking book. It touches 
on a few social issues that are prevalent on our society. You have 
to love these characters even with their faults. Don't we all have  some?

Kel Keller is an 18-year-old on the brink of baseball stardom. 
His father left the family when he was small but his mother 
has gotten him into the best high school in the area and he 
is an athletic superstar. Kel's mother, Charlene, is an alcoholic who 
is trying to make the best life for her son. She is struggling to say the least. 

Arthur Opp is a wealthy former professor who taught Charlene 
in a class years earlier, had a friendship with Charlene and has 
maintained an on-again, off-again writing relationship with her since. 
Arthur weighs 550 pounds and has not left his home in years. He looks forward to any contact with Charlene. 

How these people intersect and touch each others lives will keep 
you reading until the last page. The story is well written, you 
can envision this people. You must read this to find out how their 
lives intersect!