Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected bookWe Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
Published by Henry Holt and Company on March 2, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Literary
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
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Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between.
Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids.
Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother.
Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families—the ones we are born into and the ones we create.
Why did I add We Begin at the End to my bookshelf?
This book is on my shelf because of Instagram. This book was all over the place and everyone seemed to love it so when I was at one of the local bookstores, I picked up a copy. I even grabbed a copy of the audiobook when it went on sale a few months later. It has sat on my shelf for over a year at this point. The ratings are pretty high on Goodreads so I think that I may be in a treat when I do get the chance to read it.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?