Adult Summer Reading - Patrons Recommend

"Tide Running" by Oonya Kempadoo

This book takes place on the Caribbean island of Tobago, so water is a constant presence, literally surrounding the characters and always within their sight. The action all centers around Cliff, who lives with his mother, brother and sister in very modest circumstances and his interaction with Peter & Bella, a wealthy married couple who live with their son in a luxurious home. The family becomes friendly with Cliff, allowing him into their home and their lives.

This would be a great book for a book discussion group because it raises so many questions about being open and trusting versus the wisdom of putting too much temptation in front of someone who has lead a very deprived life.

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