7 books in 7 days: Day 7
One word: Manny.
Anyone with any sense will know which book this, a book which was my read of the year in 2016. I loved the character of Manny, the annoying younger brother you never wanted who provided many of the humorous moments in #ChrisWhitaker’s brilliant debut novel Tall Oaks.
At its heart, this is the story of a small community rocked by the disappearance of a young child but in truth it is so much more. A special blend of light and shade, darkness and comedy, it captured small town America perfectly and Manny captured not just mine,but many hearts and imaginations. Brilliant.