Uplifting and warmhearted, this novel of love and self-discovery follows cranky octogenarian Veronica McCreedy from her home in Scotland to a tiny Antarctic island. You see, Veronica has decided she wants to leave her fortune to a group of scientists studying penguins in Antarctica…but she wants to meet them (both humans and birds) first. So—trailed by her estranged grandson, haunted by the traumas of her past, and inspired to make a positive difference in the world—off she goes on a grand (if misguided) adventure, ushering forth life-changing consequences for all involved. (CH)
This title is included in our 2021 Book a Month: Novels package.