Staff Review: "The Pieces We Keep"
In this gripping new novel, we meet Audra, a widow still struggling after the loss of her husband. In an effort to start fresh, she takes her son, Jack, on a job interview, where he has an intense panic attack. Soon, Jack starts having violent night terrors, in which he mumbles names Audra has never heard of. Soon he shows a new obsession with World War II, and grows terribly withdrawn. Audra meets an army vet with gaping holes in his memory, and the two embark on a mission to discover the meaning behind the clues Jack is leaving behind. What ensues is a riveting and healing journey that spans decades, and left me thinking of the characters long after the last page.