The Sister’s Tale, Castle Freeman, ROUND MOUNTAIN

by Patti Abbott

This book comes from Concord Press, which gives away books to people who donate to charities in lieu of payment. The mission is donate, read the book, pass it on. I loved Castle Freeman’s novel of a few years back GO WITH ME.
This tale is about what constitutes helping/neighborliness. A brother and sister argue over whether money is sufficient giving or it has to be more personal. This takes them back to an incident of giving in their childhood. And what constituted true giving for one, did not for the other. Interesting idea: do we differ in how we look at neighborliness, charity, giving. Patti