This book ended 100 pages too soon. I wasn’t full of the story. I wanted more. More about black bar owner John Nickle, his ex-wife Marion, and his son Franklin. More about Fay Taft, a 17-year-old waitress who comes to work for John and Carl, her good-for-nothing brother. Does John ever take up drumming again? Does he teach Franklin? Does Carl go to prison? So many questions to answer.
I love Ann Patchett ever since reading Bel Canto. I’m reading my way through her books and have loved Patron Saint of Liars and The Magician’s Assistant. She’s four for four now.