A provocative novel about the fallout from a search for truth by the author of the national best seller The Lifeboat.
For Maggie Rayburn - wife, mother, and secretary at a munitions plant - life is pleasant, predictable, and, she assumes, secure. When she finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss' desk, she impulsively takes it, an act that turns her world and her worldview upside down. Propelled by a desire to do good - and by a newfound taste for excitement - Maggie starts to see injustice everywhere. Soon her bottom drawer is filled with what she calls "evidence", her small town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth.
For Penn Sinclair - army captain, Ivy League graduate, and reluctant heir to his family's fortune - a hasty decision has disastrous results. Home from Iraq and eager to atone, he reunites with three survivors to expose the truth about the war. They launch a website that soon has people talking, but the more they expose, the cloudier their mission becomes.
Now and Again is a blazingly original novel about the interconnectedness of lives, the limits of knowledge, and the consequences of doing the right thing.
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Easily the dumbest...
- Craig Black
One of the readers was covering some kind fo accent, which was just a bit distracting. And this book is just so poorly written.
Character decision-making is unbelievable. Also, there is no dramatic culmination. The book feels like social justice grandstanding.
All of the voice actors were anywhere from fine to exceptional. All of the women were better than the men. And one of the male narrators was covering an accent (maybe British?) and it was a bit distracting.
I am not sure that I would personally have even enjoyed this as a novella or short story. I picked it up because I loved her first novel. I picked it up without reading the premise, which was a mistake. This is not the sort of book I normally enjoy. I gave it a go anyway because of Lifeboat's impression upon me, but I just could not wait for this one to be over. Every character felt like a shallow stereotype. Nothing big happened at all.
- Brien Master