Weekend Pass + Giveaway

 

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Weekend Pass by Paul Cavanagh
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 yrs +),  210 pages
Genre: Literary
PublisherNot That London Writer
Release date:   Jan 19, 2021
Content RatingPG-13 + M. Includes some f-words, religious profanities, and mature themes (addiction, adultery)

Weekend Pass packs a lot into fewer than two hundred pages. The dialogue never stutters. The writing is tight and clean and elegant with hidden depths that give pause for reflection and thought. It covers important, difficult themes in a compassionate, humanist way. It was an absolute pleasure to read.
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Book Description:

Who can forgive a mother who poisons her eight-year-old son? Even if it was an accident. Tasha thought she had everything under control – her family life, her career as a nurse – until her son got into her stash of painkillers. Now, during her first weekend home from drug treatment, she must come to grips with the damage she’s done and somehow pick up the pieces. Told from the points of view of four different family members, Weekend Pass is a story about the lies we tell ourselves and the people we love. And it’s about struggling to rise above the mistakes that threaten to define us. 


My Review

You have heard me before talk about slow pacing books and how hard it is to stay connected with the story most of the time. However, in this case, it works with the story. The reason for this...the characters. Mr. Cavanagh wrote the characters with such good emotions and not just one dimensional.

I can't imagine or would ever wish what happened to Jake on anyone. Anyone who is a recovering addict like Tasha will probably relate to the aftermath of her decisions. Because this story is so character driven; the story and everything that all of the characters were experiencing felt "raw" with emotions. It was not just Tasha or Jake that were affected by the horrific situation but everyone else around them. Although, at times I did feel like the story was light on details but then in the next moment I was ok with what was missing. After reading this book, I would read another one by Mr. Cavanagh.


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Meet the Author:

Paul Cavanagh is a Canadian author whose debut novel, After Helen, won the Lit Idol competition at the London Book Fair in the UK and was published to rave reviews in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles. He’s been compared to Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler for his ability to be at turns funny and moving while exploring the paradoxes of modern family relationships. He lives in London, Ontario (not be be confused with that other London). Weekend Pass is his third novel.

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Comments

Paul Cavanagh said…
Thanks for the thoughtful review, Cheryl.

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