Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jackie says: "This comedian has serious chops as a novelist as well."

Xavier Ireland is a radio DJ who by night listens to the hopes, fears and regrets of sleepless Londoners and by day keeps himself very much to himself - until he is brought into the light by a one-of-a-kind cleaning lady and forced to confront his own biggest regret. This is a tale of love, loss, Scrabble and six degrees of separation, asking big questions about life and death, strangers and friends, heartache and comfort, and whether the choices we don't make affect us just as powerfully as those we do.

Jackie says:
"This book really makes you think about the people who pass through your life every day, some noticed, many not.  And how one single choice on our part can end up having repercussions in untold numbers of other lives.  In this book, eleven people are effected by the ripple effect of a simple choice, one that perhaps each of us has made at some point or another in our lives.  This book follows the course of those ripples in a sometimes confusing but always entertaining and engaging way.  It's clever, complicated, and packed with heavy stuff served in a delightfully light tone.  I can't tell you more without spoiling it, but I do highly recommend you read it because I'd LOVE to talk to
someone about this book!"

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