Bill Whiting’s The Way Back

A crusty senior citizen, who’s been duped by his son and lost everything, runs away from a nursing home to a trailer park by the sea.  On the road he’s adopted by a battle-scarred bull terrier and, once there, becomes fast friends with an elderly Chinese lady who has a cat and dispenses “Chinese” wisdom such as “The Yangtze will never run backward.”  Together they find the way back.  This is a short, Hallmark card kind of book that brings everything round right and neaty-tidy in the end.  To be blunt it is sugary sweet and pretty sappy, but, if you want a “feel good” read, it is what it is.

Full Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided to me by Troubador Publishing Limited / Matador via NetGalley. I would like to thank the publisher and the author for providing me this opportunity. All opinions expressed herein are my own.

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