The Year of Fog

Richmond, Michelle

Large Print - 2007
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Year of Fog

Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2007
ISBN: 0786296771
Characteristics: 643 p. (large print) ; 22 cm


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Oct 22, 2012
  • lucky38 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

this book became tiresome. I finally skipped a couple hundred pages and found out the search was still on, so skipped some more until Abby finally had a good lead to the girl. I felt all along the girl would be found. But things did not come together for Abby. the father would always remember her as the one who lost his daughter in the first place, even if she found her later. the story was fractured in places and hard to follow. I agree with gvlee, 2 story lines are not easy to follow. will not be recommending the book.

Apr 21, 2011
  • gvlee rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The writing is good and the bits on memory are interesting, but as a reader, I got impatient wading through all that jetsam and flotsam and just wanted to find out what happened to the missing girl. It's like this story is really 2 different books, one a tension filled story of the missing girl, the other a slow, dreamy, philosophical discussion of memory and consequences. I found the two did not mix well. But don't get me wrong; it's still a worthwhile read, with a believable resolution.

Mar 27, 2011
  • cherylquiring rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Interesting, but not a lot of depth

Jan 13, 2011
  • libraperson rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

felt this was mediocre - enjoyed setting - San Francisco

Nov 21, 2010
  • nic03red rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book. It is so emotional and heartbreaking. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a child. I couldn't put this book down.

Jun 05, 2007
  • KarenW rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Abby is in love with two people - her fiance and his five year old daughter, Emma. Although not a mother herself, Abby finds herself enjoying her role as step-mother-to-be until one day on the beach she loses sight of Emma as she disappears into the fog. After a frantic search of the nearby public washrooms and the sea wall, Abby realizes that Emma is truly gone, perhaps gone forever. And now she has to face Emma''s father. This gripping novel takes Jake and Abby on a search of their own surroundings and their hearts. What seems to be promising leads soon dry up and they are left to deal with the anguish that seeps into their souls as surely as the fog and waves seep onto the beach. As Abby grows restless in her search she decides to leave the country in search of a thin lead. What truth she finds on another beach thousands of miles away from the first one will answer all her questions about Emma and her relationship with Jake.


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Dec 12, 2011
  • CBearjkn rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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