Just as the previous book that I reviewed, I also became interested in this book because of the title. Wouldn’t it be great to live on Liberty Street….or even the notion of liberty would make a person feel free. Then the cover has a cloths line strung between two trees, with birds in the background and also water. It is like a summer escape.
However, the story wasn’t as much of a treat as I expected. But it was still a pretty good read. It is well written and it is a good story. But the issues that are dealt with are complex and intertwined.
The story starts with a description of Francis Moon, a middle-aged lady, and her partner Ian. The two are on holiday in Ireland. However, when an unexpected traffic jam ensures, along with a very tragic funeral, and a long kept secret, it all conspires to cause them to part ways. These events eventually drove Francis away from the life that she has so meticulously crafted for herself. Back to the small town of Elliot, in Saskatchewan Province, and back to her past.
It is a deeply affecting story about the truth we avoid and how bad choices eventually end up coming back, sometimes with more intensity as before.
It is a story that made me think of my past and some of the bad choices that I made. It is a story that will make you think, and I love stories like that.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth