Wrapped in Rain, A Novel of Coming Home by Charles Martin’; 2005; $14.99; 317 pages; Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN; 978-0-7852-6182-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hollywood; 9/28/18-9/30/18

Why did I read this? Because Charles Martin is my second favorite author, just behind Pat Conroy.

Tucker Rain is an award winning globe trotting photographer who had a horrendous childhood.   He and his brother Matt, were raised by an old African American woman because their father did nothing but drink and beat and ignore the three of them. After he grows up he starts photographing things all over the world, and attains a measure of success.  His brother Matt however is an institution and heavily medicated.  One night Tucker comes a woman and her son who are obviously running from something.  Just as he offers to help them his brother escapes the institution. After Tucker brings his brother home, things become more and more difficult yet fulfilling.

10/10

What is with the title of the review?  Once again Charles Martin has made me cry while reading one of his books.