I am smitten by the story of Easton, who takes us on a journey filled with survival, humor, and intelligence. I felt protective of him, enchanted by him and surprised by his continual show of resilience. Yes, I wanted to kick his love interest to the curb, but throughout the story, he always showcased that he could definitely handle himself with dignity and most of all, love.
Jane Devin brings us colorful, characters in stunningly elegant and rawly honest prose. I also enjoyed how she wove the experience of her own year-long road trip and blogging into Easton's journey of self-awareness. Beautifully done, Jane!
This is not a story of the American child welfare system, or a disabled man's resilience. This is a story about the human heart and unraveling the mysteries of our yearnings, hopes and dreams.
After a childhood spent drifting between foster homes and the care of his criminally inept father, Easton McNeil embarks on a search for all the 'beautifully ordinary' things he's never had. Along the way, he's confronted by several unexpected curves. He's a single man who becomes a father. A humanistic dreamer who becomes a business journalist. A practical man who ends up leaving his stable career for a humiliating gig as a sidekick to the notorious shock jock, Cooper Ross. Encouraged by Ross's oddball fans, Easton plans a cross-country road trip to interview them. Now an empty-nester, the man who's always loved the idea of home sells his and embarks on a wholehearted mission to say yes.
About the Author
Jane Devin is the author of the bestselling memoir, ELEPHANT GIRL: A HUMAN STORY. BRIGHT LINES is her debut novel.