The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

by David Elder

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BN ID: 2940013178564
Publisher: David Elder
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 127 KB

About the Author

David Elder is an attorney living in Alpena, Michigan with his dog Sophie. He is the author of one previous novel, Tashtego.

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The Gingerbread Man 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
A typical coming of age story relates the tale of a teen or young adult having an experience that results in a transformation, typically from handling some aspect of life like a kid to more like an adult. But life has more than two seasons and I think there is a case to be made that the transformation the protagonist Eric goes through in Gingerbread Man is a coming of age story, just at a much older age. (In a secondary story line, Eric’s daughter goes through a more traditional coming of age.) I enjoyed this read. Part of it was the coming of age or maturation process of a person of more advanced age (I’d like to think we can all change for the better, no matter how old), but also understanding the character of Eric. It was clear early in the book that he had some skeletons in his closet, and understanding what those were, how they had influenced his decisions and approach to life, and watching him finally grow and get beyond them, all figured into the appeal for me. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **