How about a book where almost nothing happens? A book in which a ten-year old boy is simply loved? Loved by his widowed mother and his three bachelor uncles, Jim the Boy grows up in a small town in the South where the big news might be electricity finally coming, or going to the beach for the first time. There’s no molestation, no violence, no cursing even, and at the same time no cutesy, over-sweet harmony (the boy is fatherless, after all.) How refreshing!
A wonderful novel to read on days when you need the solace of little action and the knowledge that there are families out there who just do the right thing, day after day.