Saturday, July 20, 2013

New Review for . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang

And the Whippoorwill Sang

By Micki Peluso

Much like the whippoorwill’s song, Peluso’s memoir conveys tales from

a life that has known both joy and sorrow. It alternates between two

timelines: in the first one, we sit with Peluso at her dying child's

bedside in 1981; in the second, we visit past memories and happier

times. Starting in her late teens, Peluso recounts her married years

with her high school sweetheart, Butch, as they move from one home to

another, welcoming and raising six children along the way. Although

times are frequently tough (and at times downright tragic), the tone

of the work is mostly light-hearted. The reader will find themselves

chuckling at the antics of Peluso’s kids, as well as her domestic

misadventures involving disobedient dogs, a house plagued by

paranormal activity, and cross-country road-trips taken with her

family of eight. The story comes full circle when Peluso reveals the

tragedy that marks the memoir’s beginning. By turns saddening and

laugh-out-loud funny, And the Whippoorwill Sang is definitely one to

check out.

reviewer: Liz Win


  1. This is a wonderful review of "...And The Whippoorwill Sang."

    I am reading Micki's book now and refuse to read another one until I'm finished. It has taken me a while to get through it due to my busy schedule, but I read so many pages during the week.

    I can't wait to post my review of her book.

    I've been in many different places while reading her book (work, beauty shop, hospital settings), so my post will be interesting in terms of the affect the readings had on me.

    Thanks for sharing your perspective - A great one, indeed.

  2. Thanks, Cherrye, for your kind comments. I can't wait to read your review and get your overview of the way I handled the book.

    Hugs, Micki

  3. As you know Micki, I loved your book. Still one of my all time favorites. A beautiful, inspirational story of family and love.