There is no book on earth that compares to This Side of Heaven. But I'm not saying it's the best book on earth, I'm just saying that in the middle of the book, Kingsbury took the plot in a completely different direction. Not her, nor any other author has ever even considered doing what she did. The best part is I can't tell you what it is! You'll have to read it for yourself!
The story is about a victim of a car accident, a tow truck driver, who has to endure excruciating pain from day to day. He has withdrawn from everyone he used to know, including God and his family and he only talks to his neighbors and chat room friends. He is addicted to the pain medication his doctor prescribed for him after the crash. However, a certain woman has contacted him saying that he and her have a daughter together, a daughter he has never met. His parents are skeptical about this and do not want him to send the money she demands.
The main aspect that keeps this book from being five stars is the predictable end.
Kingsbury has never done anything like this before, but it still does not top One Tuesday Morning. If you haven't already read this book, read it as soon as possible.
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