Everywhere she goes, strange things happen. When she communicates with people, they respond in unexpected ways. And the world itself is bizarre, presenting her with clues that she must interpret and act on, without any aid but her own pluck and acuity—which always seems to result in havoc. How can she make sense of it all? “Sorry to disrupt the...
Have you ever felt out of place in your mom’s and/or dad’s home, whether as a child growing up or as an adult? This is a common feeling—I have certainly felt this way at times—and I would imagine that being adopted could add extra baggage to one’s discomfort. Although the protagonist of Patty Yumi Cottrell’s novel Sorry to Disrupt the...
They call her “Sister Reliability,” or so she says; and I suspect that they really do call her that. However, she’s not very reliable—at least not as a narrator. In the novel Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell, the protagonist sets out to solve a mystery. She presents her actions as if they are logical, and yet...
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