Where Things Come Back is a story told from multiple points of view. The main story line follows seventeen year old Cullen as he and his family deal with the disappearance of his younger brother, Gabriel. While the search is ongoing for his brother, Cullen’s hometown of Lily, Arkansas seems to be more concerned with the possibility of finding a woodpecker that was thought to be extinct. Concurrently, Whaley begins the story of a young teenage missionary to Africa. Benton Sage spends less time as a missionary than planned and returns home to find that he is no longer sure what he believes. Throughout the novel the stories seem disconnected, but Whaley brilliantly ties them together in a way that will definitely take you by surprise.
Where Things Come Back is a novel that confused me in the beginning. I could not figure out why Whaley was telling two stories that seemed to have nothing to do with one another. The beauty of this book is how he ties everything together in the end and it all begins to make sense. This was truly a fabulous novel and one I highly recommend.
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Y'all. I read 77 books this year (follow me on Goodreads here)!! My goal was 75 and with 2020 being the year of the pandemic, I was able to make it happen. I listened to many of them and also bought SO. MANY. BOOKS. that I have random stacks throughout my house. Below you'll find my favorites by category...
This list includes favorite things from this year (excluding books because they needed their own post)!
Favorite TV Shows: Ted Lasso, Bridgerton (Shonda Rhimes does it again), The Queen's Gambit, Schitt's Creek
Favorite Movie: Y'all, I can only recall watching two movies this year. I did really love the ones I watched: Happiest Season and Little Women.