Author, Elizabeth Gauffreau, totally immerses the reader into a by gone time, a time when vaudeville shows captured the imagination of both young and old. It was also a time of innocence. It is 1924 in a rural town in Vermont where time seems to move at a snail’s pace. Or so it seems to Faby, a young girl on the cusp of adulthood. Newly graduated from high school, Faby is waiting for her life to begin. When a handsome young man, a hoofer in the vaudeville show that has entranced Faby, shows interest in her, Faby’s choice leads her into a life for which she is unprepared. Author, Gauffreau, tells Faby’s story with depth and poignancy. This novel is deeply researched and rich with details of life in the early part of the century. With the ease of a writer who knows her craft, the author immerses the reader not only into a bygone time, but into the mindset of a young girl grappling with the unexpected turn her life has taken. It is also a story of family and of the ties that bind.
Poignant and beautifully written, I highly recommend this remarkable novel.
3 thoughts on “Telling Sonny, a novel by Elizabeth Gauffreau”
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Kathy! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed Telling Sonny.
Hi Liz, oh it was such a wonderful book. I was totally immersed in the time and place. You did a fantastic job of researching the time period, so many incredible details..I wish you the best of luck with its success. I uploaded my review to Amazon and to Goodreads. :o)
LikeLiked by 1 person
Thank you again, Kathy!! So glad you enjoyed and have posted your review to help spread the word.