As we get further into The Children's Crusade, written by our next guest author, Ann Packer, we meet The Blair family. We get to know the father, who is a doctor, and the four children, but it is the mother, Penny, whose shadow is present in some way on practically every page. We hear the family's voices throughout the book, but Penny rarely speaks. We know her through the eyes of her family, which really makes her into five people. Is she disturbed, sad or just selfish? Is she to blame for all the Blair troubles? Will Rebecca succeed in her crusade to find a project that interests Penny enough to bring her back to the family? The melancholy theme running through this well-written book seems to lure readers into cheering for a good and fair outcome.
Join us for Ann Packer’s visit on Tuesday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at Capital Public Radio. Appetizers will be served and, as always, Donna Apidone will lead us into the world and thoughts of another fabulous author.