Goodreads Book Blurb:
The Copper Beech is less a narrative story and more short stories about overlapping characters in a small town; the flow was too abrupt between perspectives, and each character had only one chapter to tell their story.
I liked these characters, and the amount of overlap within the chapters was enough to provide outside context without feeling like it was the same story repeatedly. Each chapter was long enough for most of the characters to win me over as they became complex and engaging people with unique views of the world. As to be expected, there were some duds, but every town has to have a few.
Maddy is a bit of a fruitcake. She’s a little too sheltered: naive and oblivious to the world around her. Brian is the perfect foil to take advantage of these characteristics. Though his actions may not have malicious motives, his self-centred nature is ignorant of what effect these actions have on others, particularly Maddy. She doesn’t show up in many of the other stories, but it’s entirely unsurprising when she does as the
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