@Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “My Kind of People” by Lisa Duffy, Atria Books, May 12, 2020
Lisa Duffy, author of “My Kind of People” has written an intriguing, captivating, memorable, emotional, and thought-provoking book. The genres for this book are fiction and women’s fiction. The story takes place in the author’s present and goes back to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. There are secrets that affect people in this story. Some of the characters are very helpful and kind. The story takes place on Ichabod Island, off Massachusetts.
I love the way that Lisa Duffy describes the personalities of her characters and the vivid descriptions of the scenery. The Islanders who live on Ichabod Island are a small diverse community, where everyone seems to know everyone. There are some disagreements and manipulative and nosey people.
A tragedy that cost the lives of a couple leave an orphaned little girl. The will stipulates that Sky, the little girl will only go to Leon as her legal guardian. Leon and his husband are finding difficulties with this arrangement. Most of the small community or neighborhood helps out as much as they can.
The author discusses the importance of a cohesive community, neighborhood, friendships, family, emotional support, and love. I would highly recommend this novel for readers who enjoy a thought-provoking novel.