The Coincidence Makers
by Yoav Bloom
Hardcover, 304 pages
6 March 2016, St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Eric, Emily and Guy are friends and Coincidence Makers. They have completed an extensive course to teach them how to gain a deep understanding of cause and effect, how to make people choose one path over another…
My grandmother and my husband’s grandmother were roommates in the hospital when our fathers were born. 52 years later the children of those two babies married and had 2 kids of their own…and as I read this book I wondered how this coincidence was accomplished and why…what amazing thing will my children be a part of? This is the joy of this novel. There are so many coincidences all around us, and the idea of things that appear to be random in the moment could have such long-reaching potential.
The novel focuses a lot on Guy, but Emily and Eric’s points of view are offered as well. There are also several chapters devoted to exposing the reader to the texts and exams that the Coincidence Maker Course required.
I think the sense of hope and of purpose are two of the most striking themes. There is a purpose to the most difficult circumstances, and this leaves the reader with hope.
(I received this book from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review.)