Now that all your firewood is cut, split and stacked in the shed, it’s time to hunker down next to the wood stove with a good book. Nat Goodale’s newly released novel Vacationland is just the one.
Love story, dog story, class conflict and an in-depth portrayal of lobstering off the coast of Maine. You get diabolical neighbors, a rotten fisherman, a gritty mutt and an enraging protagonist with a sweet girl on his arm. It's clever, suspenseful, hysterical, compelling, complex and engrossing. What's the worst that can happen? All you have to do is turn the first page. Then you’re caught, or trapped (in lobstering parlance). What more do you want?