Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Big Finish” by Brooke Fossey, Berkley, April 14, 2020
Brooke Fossey, Author of “The Big Finish” has written an emotional, memorable, witty, and captivating novel. The Genres for this Novel are Fiction and Women’s Fiction. The timeline for this story takes place in the present. Most of the story takes place in an Assisted Residence called Centennial Assisted Living. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as quirky, stubborn, quarrelsome, complex and complicated.
Duffy Sinclair and his roommate Carl Upton who reside in Centennial Assisted Living, often tease the nurse and staff with their shenanigans. The patients realize if they overstep certain rules, they will be moved out and head to the dreaded nursing home. After all, the seniors should know better.
Unexpectedly Carl’s granddaughter Josie climbs in their window, and everything predictable becomes questionable. Josie has many problems, and Duffy finds himself quite involved.
I appreciate that the author discusses important issues such as alcoholism, bullying, the problems of getting older, self-respect and self-worth. I also like that the author mentions the similarities and differences of youth and being older, the importance of family, friends, and love. I would highly recommend this heartwarming book.