Gold And Fishes

Gold And Fishes - Donna Carrick I won't pretend this was an easy book to read, strictly from an emotional perspective. Donna Carrick's protagonist, Ayla Harris, is a nurse who goes on a humanitarian relief mission to Banda Aceh in the wake of the 2004 tsunami and floods. Her mission is two-fold: help the people recover, and find her missing brother-in-law, who was vacationing in Thailand.Carrick draws us into the difficult world of the relief workers as her characters experience shortages of supplies, theft, religious intolerance and more. Yet, while this is an emotionally harrowing book on some levels, it is also a story of triumph and courage as Ayla works with survivors to help bring normalcy to the troubled region.Discerning readers of literary fiction are sure to enjoy this book.