Saturday, December 7, 2013

Better You Go Home by Scott Driscoll review

About the Book:
Better You Go Home shares the story of a man visiting the Czech Republic to find his half-sister and uncovers family skeletons.

Chico Lenoch wonders why his Czech father refuses to contact family left behind the Iron Curtain. Chico’s quest is complicated by his urgent need for a donor kidney. Might his sister be a candidate?

Literary Fiction
Release Date: October 2013
Publisher: Coffeetown Press
6x9 Trade Paperback, 236 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-60381-170-5

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About the Author: 
Scott Driscoll, an award-winning writing instructor at UW, Continuing and Professional Education, took several years to finish Better You Go Home (October 2013, Coffeetown Press), a novel that grew out of the exploration of the Czech side of his family in the 1990s after Eastern Europe was liberated. Driscoll keeps busy freelancing stories to airline magazines.
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My Review:
This book made me thankful to have relatives that live near me. I do not know much about the Czech Republic. This book taught me the history and the fall of the country. I can only imagine what it is like to live in such dire need of basic necessities. The truth of the needy is seldom told. People will do anything to get what they need, especially when they have little to lose. That need is in this book. There are so many different things that Chico sees when he gets there that it is no wonder that Milada wants to use Chico to escape. Everyone has an ulterior motive. Chico needs a kidney, and his dad needs his secrets to stay hidden. Once Chico finds his sister, he gets more than he bargained for. He has to make a decision, and fast. I definitely could not stop reading this book. I had to find out if Chico got his kidney. I also thought that it was really interesting to find Chico's family history in the attic. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

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