Eugenia M Renskoff
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Ana a 27 year old woman lives
with her parents in San Francisco. An Argentinian by birth Ani
opts to go stay with her mother's sister for a time following
the aunties' becoming a widow. Ani learns her Tia is being evicted
from the home where she and Tio Jose lived for so many years.
Ani stays with her aunt for a year during which time she begins
to work with one of the charitable groups at her Tia's church
and finds she is drawn to the young priest. Ani returns to San
Francisco when she learns her father is dying. Not long after
her Russian born Father's death Ani returns to Argentina in time
to help her auntie find a suitable new home.
This was an interesting book
written in first person style. The format is one which finds
a good bit of author information listed first, suggestion move
to the back of the book. The particular format for this book
is a little different than many I have read a list of 41 chapters
allow the reader to click on and find the particular place where
he may have stopped reading.
Writer Renkoff has produced an
absorbing book filled with entertaining and mostly believable
characters. I did find Ani a bit too naïve for an American
girl, while born in Argentina, Ani has been raised in California
since childhood. Even in the most sheltered of homes it is hard
for this California gal to be convinced so innocent a 27 year
old would come from that state.
The book is a pleasant read touching
on the day to day lives of rather average people trying to live
and make sense of the world around them. Entertaining, recommended
for those who are not into graphic sex and profanity.