Aug 10, 2016

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon: My Current Read

A book I have admired online and on other bloggers' pages is now on my desk, and is my current read. I really enjoy books about youngsters trying to solve mysteries involving the adults around them and observing and commenting on everyone around them.
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, published July 12, 2016 by Scribner.
England, 1976. Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and charming debut about a community in need of absolution and two girls learning what it means to belong. (publisher)

About the author: Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog. The Trouble With Goats and Sheep is her first novel.

I am thoroughly loving the novel. The two young protagonists, Gracie and Tillie, are not as precocious as Flavia de Luce, another young fictional sleuth, being much more realistic but equally enjoyable characters.  

4 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued! I love MG mysteries and I like that these characters aren't quite as precocious as Flavia de Luce. She can be a bit trying.

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  2. I have heard good things about this book.

    It sounds like it is both fun and substantive.

    I am curious as to what you will think about it when you have finished it.

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  3. Harvee, I'm happy that you are enjoying this book. It sounds wonderful. I was on a trip to Japan the past few weeks, so I did not blog, but am back now. Enjoy your weekend!

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