In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that—if he can find it—would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure.
Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás’s quest.
Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion.
MY THOUGHTS: This was my book clubs choice for March. Most of the gals at book club didn’t really like this book. But I loved it. A great story spanning many years. At first you wonder how are all these stories connected. But they are connected, not only by the area but by the people. I won’t give any clues as to why they are connected…..I don’t want to ruin it for you, if you read it. If you like reading stories that span years, you will like this book. I give this book 4…..
This is also for my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. This is for the letter P.