Oh wondrous book leaving me wanting more, how should I count the ways? Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley sucked me in at sentence one. The main character has small town charm that is both endearing and real. His Southern small town is seeing sudden fame with the possible sighting of a previously thought extinct woodpecker. However, during the woodpecker take over of his town (hilarious banter about the local cafe calling their regular burger the "Lazarus Burger"), his beloved brother disappears. Their are many subplots that at first intake you feel they have nothing to do with each other. Then everything fits together with a simplistic beauty that makes sense all at once.
This book has no action scenes, zombies, or guns, but it will still leave you breathless with it's candor, it's heart, humor, and it's legitimate display of humanity.