Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright
Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright Book Review by Emily
When Luke Millward discovers that his estranged father was living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, he is hesitant to do anything about it. A stranger calls, saying that his father is missing, but Luke has little desire to help with the search.
His girlfriend and mentor convince him that it's the right thing to do, but, unconvinced, he takes his time to get down there.
While in New Orleans, Luke, being a photographer, takes pictures of the shocking devastation. He meets the people who got to know his father before the hurricane. Through these people, he comes to respect his father and, in the process, he learns a few things about himself, too.
Recovering Charles is a feel-good book like Jason Wright's other books, The Wednesday Letters (which I loved) and Christmas Jars. It's about discovering yourself, forgiveness, and love.