Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
Looking for Me, Beth Hoffman. New York: Penguin Books, 2013. e-book, 322 pps.
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Looking for Me is Beth Hoffman's second novel. Teddi is from the farmlands of Kentucky where she lived with her mother, father, grandmother, and younger brother. Josh, the younger brother that Teddi sort of named, is very much into the woods and nature. He knows all about birds and their feathers. He collects arrowheads, bones, and fossils. Teddi taught herself to refinish furniture at a young age. A chance meeting with an antique furniture dealer from Charleston encourages her toward her dream of owning her own antique furniture shop.
Something happens and Josh disappears into the wilderness. Teddi survives the death of her dad, her mother, her gram, and the break-up of the family property. She has her own life, a dog, her shop, and some painful questions that receive partial answers.
sapphoq reviews says: Beth Hoffman has written an outstanding novel again. Looking for Me is rich in imagery and emotional tone. Fans of decent chick lit will love Looking for Me as I did even though Teddi hadn't yet adopted a cat or two by the end of the book. Highly recommended.