The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman, by Robin Gregory, is an incredibly heartfelt and comical tale of loss, perseverance, and family. This wonderful little novel (310 pages) is full of magical realism and witty dialogue, both of which draw readers into the strange, yet fun life of Moojie Littleman as he comes of age on his grandfather’s farm, St. Isidore’s Fainting Goat Dairy.
The book is separated into three parts, each of which follows Moojie through his whimsical hero’s journey to find a sense of belonging and family after his mother’s untimely death. The first part of the book introduces our orphaned and physically disabled protagonist, Moojie Littleman, as a young boy growing up in the early 1900’s. After his mother’s death, Moojie is sent to his grandfather’s farm, where he longs to feel like he is a part of a family, to know that he is loved, but is disappointed at every turn. And it isn’t until Moojie encounters a mysterious group of people called “The Hostiles” just outside his grandfather’s farm that he begins to understand the value of determination and selflessness. Continue reading “Book Review: The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman”