PENELOPE CRUMB, written by Shawn Stout, is a funny story with a heart – an example of humor at it’s best. In the novel, protagonist Penelope Crumb is plagued with the ever-prominent “Crumb Nose.” At first, her pronounced schnoz is an embarrassment to Penelope, one that she desires to erase from existence. Later it becomes a strength of character, leading to a special understanding of a unique family legacy. Penelope delightfully noses though a hilarious, yet emotional, trail in search of facts surrounding her father’s passing and eventually locating her estranged grandfather.
This light-hearted, cleverly crafted novel is underpinned by tender, heart-wrenching truths about family, loss, and forgiveness – a “must read” indeed.