Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lucy by Laurence Gonzales

This is a wonderful book, I read it in print in less than two days - and I don't read anything that quickly! It's the story of a primatologist who gets chased out of the Congo by the revolution. On her way out of the country, she discovers the daughter of a dead colleague and brings her back to Chicago. Once she's back home, Jenny learns that Lucy is a half-human hybrid. I won't go into too much more detail because it's fascinating stuff. It would make a fabulous book club title - there are ethical and moral and political implications to the story. It doesn't have a Hollywood ending, although you do get a resolution that satisfies the soul.

Overall Grade: A-
To see the cover and check its availability in the Keene Memorial Catalog, click here: Lucy by Laurence Gonzales

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