The Cradle: A Novel
by Patrick Somerville
Hardcover- N/A

Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound ...

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  "Somerville is a crafty writer, every page is a beautiful piece" by vamp1067 (see profile) 04/19/09

Matthew, a most wonderful husband, is given the task of finding his wife's long lost baby cradle. They're expecting their first baby and Marissa must have that cradle. He accepts only because he loves her, and goes out on a journey of self-discovery and love. He brings her back much more than a cradle. I loved this novel, I will loook for Somerville's next!

 
  "THE CRADLE" by SallyAnn (see profile) 04/28/09

From the very first page I was drawn in by Patrick Somerville's characters. As Matt goes to look for a cradle that Marissa’s mother had absconded when she left, we see the story start to have its twists and turns. Matt is a great husband and I was surprised when I read he was pushed from foster home to foster home.
Even though some people will say they knew the ending, I believe that is not the crux of the story. I believe the writing style, the literary value and to be told in just 200 pages is the strength of the book.
THE CRADLE is a book that I put down just to make it last longer.
The story is of creating a family from scratch and everyone in our Book Club had such great comments as it touched their hearts.

 
  "A mystery that do not engage..." by mpaniaguatej (see profile) 11/29/10

When I read the argument I was very excited to start reading it, but it took me one month to read a 200 pages book11...Slow and not engaging at all.

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