Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Collectibles - James Kaufman

Publisher – Downstream Publishing
Pages:  309
Source: Review Copy received from Publisher
Genre: Adult, Inspirational

Summary from Goodreads

In his debut novel, James J. Kaufman delivers a gripping and unforgettable story of two strong men from separate worlds - one touched by tragedy, the other by greed - brought together with unexpected results. In chronicling how their lives and those they touch are dramatically changed by their encounter, Kaufman reveals the power of relationships, the nature of love, and ultimately the meaning of life

My Review

Joe grew up with a strong work ethic taught to him by his uncle.  Preston grew up wanting for nothing financially yet no real role model when it came to  ethics.  As teens these boys crossed paths when Joe saved Preston from drowning.  Several years later Joe is once again called on to rescues Preston. Preston’s greed has brought him to the brink of financial ruin.  His advisors call in Joe to help restructure things.  Joe agrees under three conditions.  Preston must disclose everything, be honest and if Joe calls on him in the future to help he must do so without question. 
Unbeknownst to Preston, when Joe calls in his favor, Joe has an inoperable brain tumor.  He wants Preston to take care of his “Collectibles”.  The are other people who for whatever reason have had it tough.  Each of them have something to teach Preston.  As Preston carries out this task he learns to be more like Joe and a person both he and his wife respects.  I enjoyed this book immensely.  It makes us look at ourselves which can be painful.  These are not just lessons the rich can learn from, but lessons for us all.  I will be looking for more from this author.

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