Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Summer of the Bear: A Novel by Bella Pollen

The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen is a fascinating story about a family dealing with the loss their patriarch. The novel takes place in Scotland, in the summer of 1979.This story is told in alternating chapters by the members of the family and by the character in the title that happens to be a circus bear. The circus bear escapes from his trainer while swimming in the ocean. This book is a tense, gripping, delightful story and a very pleasurable read.

3 Stars

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