Saturday, January 30, 2010

Review: Penguin Luck by Kay Mupetson

In the novel Penguin Luck, Doreen Lowe is a young, sophisticated junior associate in a small Manhattan law firm that primarily serves the lower echelons of society. Regularly visited by three ghosts, Doreen is forced to listen to their pleas that she "carry on for them"- after the Holocaust- all while balancing the demands of her career and personal life.

After Doreen marries a banker with an entrepreneurial spirit, he achieves his dream of establishing a telecommunications company. Within a few years, Doreen is serving as the company's legal counsel while simultaneously raising a son, but is still being tormented by her spirits. As the young couple rides out the tech boom of the late 1990s, Doreen must reconcile her unorthodox personal choices with her widowed father, her friends, and her large conscience.

Penguin Luck is a compelling tale about one woman's emotional journey as she learns to cope with a burdensome family history, a trio of determined ghosts, and the power of luck.

Received from the publicist for review.

This one gets four stars. It was extremely well written with full-bodied characters and very real life situations. It wasn't a particularly cheerful book, but I did find it quite nicely done. The nicely sized chapters made for easy breaking as well. Overall it was very interesting and drew you in and was certainly not your ordinary Chick Lit.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


Ryan G said...

Sounds intersting and I really enjoyed the cover, simple but eye catching at the same time.

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