Summer reading: The Plover

The Plover book cover

The Plover
Brian Doyle

The Plover is a novel about a sailing trip but also so much more. Relationships, tolerances, personal challenges, hope for recovery, multiculturalism, emotions across the board, unlikely friendships, forgiveness, understanding of malicious activity . . . and the inflection and infusion of the wildlife that shares our planet, even in the middle of the ocean.

A reaction from another reader: “I love his slantwise way of looking at the world. He sees the threads that connect everything, and he chooses a seemingly random thread to explore a little fragment of interconnectedness, as though all paths are equally meaningful. Then he is off on another thread. One has the feeling he could spin a whole story from any fragment, and one wishes to hear them all.”

This book is part of the 2017 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!