Family

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Lily King is the author of several novels with terrific stories, especially The Pleasing Hour, and The English Teacher.  King is the recipient of a Whiting Award.  She lives in Maine.  Her novels are stimulating and deserve my highest praise.  Father of the Rain is her third novel, which spans three decades of a volatile relationship between a frighteningly charismatic, alcoholic father and the daughter who cannot help but leave him. 

  

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

The Diary by Eileen Goudge is a touching tale of love, betrayal, and danger.


Jim McKeown

Story of a dysfunctional family in 20th century Ireland who gather from around the globe to celebrate Christmas.