Margaret M. for A Matter of Life and Death or Something by Ben Stephenson
Saint John, NB
A Matter of Life and Death or Something, Ben Stephenson's first novel (and I believe there will be many more to come) drew me in from the beginning with voices of the trees. I quickly fell in love with Uncle Max, Francis and of course, the incredibly delightful Arthur. Arthur's voice though wise beyond his years is authentically childlike and oh so endearing. This is one of those books that you almost hate to finish because you don't want to say goodbye to the characters. Arthur will stay in my heart for a long while I think.