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No Book but the World - Leah Hager Cohen

“No Book but the World” by Leah Hager Cohen is a bittersweet and thoughtful story. It delves deep into the childhood of Ava and Fred, who is ‘different’. Their parents are one of a kind and in consequence their upbringing is too.
Now Fred is in county jail in connection with the death of a young boy with suspicions, prejudice and accusations flying about and a defence lawyer who hasn’t even spoken to the accused.
Much of the narrative focuses on the childhood so that the plot concerning the uncovering of the truth behind the crime seems on the backburner. I personally would have liked it to be the other way round but the end result is still a touching and moving story worth your time.