"Coomer's canvas is too crowded. He does Scotland proud, but at the expense of the family rearranging itself back home—which is where the novel lives. Still, an enjoyable read, without a dull page."
Surprises and sucker punches keep things lively in this latest from Coomer (Apologizing to Dogs
, 1999, etc.), a tale of emotional upheavals in a far-flung family about to be flung farther.
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