Monday, May 4, 2009

The Leisure Seeker

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Michael’s latest book is the story of Ella and John Robina of Detroit Michigan. They’re both older and he has dementia and she has cancer. What a pair. Ella decides they need one more road trip to Disneyland before it’s too late. Only their kids already think that. No matter. Ella packs up the Leisure Seeker and off they go. Off to travel on Route 66 and down Memory Lane.

It is a great story. I laughed, I cried, I identified. As so many of us will as we deal with aging parents and life that isn’t what we remember it to be. And Michael tells it so well.

I understand Michael has dealt with some of the issues in the book. It is said to write well, one should write what one knows. That and this is Michael’s second novel after Secondhand. You can tell he has gotten better at his craft.

So go see that independent bookseller and pick up a copy or two. Or come to the Romeo District Library (65821 Van Dyke Road, Washington, MI 48095) on May 7th at 7:30 PM to meet Michael, pick up a copy of his newest book (from my favorite independent bookstore-The Books Connection of Shelby). It should be a fun evening. And there will be cookies.

Find all the places mentioned on the web:

Romeo District Library
The Books connection