Dear Great Book Guru, This week begins Friday Music at Sea Cliff Beach and I am looking forward to a wonderful night: just back from Nashville, Roger Street Friedman with the Ramblin’ Kind will be the first group to perform. Justin and Jenna DiPietro have worked up a great lineup for the rest of the summer too. As usual, I plan to get there early, have dinner, and read for a few hours. Do you have a good novel to recommend?
Beach Music Bon Vivant
Dear Beach Music Bon Vivant, Sounds like a good plan and I have just the book for you: THE HEIRS by Susan Rieger.. Rupert Falkes, a wealthy British born lawyer, dies in the opening pages of this compelling novel. Father of five successful sons ( each with a fascinating back story), Falkes has been the emotional and intellectual center of his family for decades so everyone is shaken when it appears he has had a secret life complete with another wife and children. His sons grapple with the possibility/probability they knew very little about their father. From his orphaned beginnings in England to his tragic death in Manhattan, Falkes lived a multi-tiered existence- fascinating to both his family and readers. A beautifully crafted literary mystery of sorts and highly recommended!