Charles Van Eman's high-spirited, raucously lyrical novel chronicles the adventures of Tom McInnes, a young man looking for a sign, a clue, a sideways glimpse of what he hopes may be his future. Profoundly disillusioned by his relationship with his family and what he sees happening in America, Tom heads off on a quest to make sense of his life.
The result is a funny and thoughtful novel of embattled faith, love, and the search for truth. Set in America, Peru, and on the shores of Scotland, On the Way to Pomona plunges into mysterious, lonely corners of the human spirit, where the past draws blood, long-held family secrets are revealed, and a determined blue heron has the last laugh.
"Wow, did I love On the Way to Pomona! It’s, How I Met Your Mother meets Carlos Casteneda! Anne Tyler meets Siddhartha! I love the picaresque quality of the narrative, the sense of humor, the terrific cast of characters, and Van Eman’s fine ear for dialogue."
Betsy Rapoport, editor, writer
|Publisher:||Mud Puddle Dance|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||415 KB|
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Okay, here comes the most honest review you may have ever read. Up front I will say that I know the author. I haven't seen him in many years, but we stay in touch every now and then via Facebook. When he announced his book, I wanted to support his new effort. To be honest, for the last couple years I've been hooked on dystopian young adult novels (e.g. Hunger Games, Divergent, Selection, and the like). The idea of reading a story about a young man search for truth as America goes through some bad times -- not exactly my kind of thing. But, he's my friend. Imagine my surprise when the book when the book kept my interest and, as I continued reading, I really enjoyed the story and the characters! So, yes, I would recommend this book. Good job, Charlie!