Silence of Centerville - Buzz Malone
This is the second novel by Buzz Malone I have read, and he does not disappoint. He has a knack for creating such heartbreakingly sympathetic characters. As with Ghosts of Melrose, tragedy upon tragedy befell the central character, and just when it seems the situation has become hopeless, Mr. Malone pulls off a thoroughly heartwarming ending. The cynic in me might be tempted to say he goes over the top at the end, but the feel-good ending is far too pleasant to allow room for cynicism.

The only thing that did bother me is that the end of the novel repeated entire passages from the prologe. Pick a place for them, beginning or end, or better yet, re-write the passage to make a better fit at the beginning or ending of the novel.