Five of five stars given
At the announcement that her daughter and son-in-law will soon be transferring to Japan for work, Maggie is thrust into reminiscences of the early years of her marriage. The time they picked up and moved to Puerto Rico for Mike’s job.
Warner does an excellent job of highlighting both the trials and successes of such a move. Realistic characters with real human feelings. Life is not all goodness and light; the trajectory of Maggie and her family’s settling in to a different culture, language, and indeed even lifestyle rings true.
An engrossing read that will have you cheering them on; Vocabulary of Light gives you a glimpse at what uprooting a family can be like.