Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Club: A Long Thaw

Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book in return for my honest, unbiased review.

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Here's the synopsis:

ousins Abby and Juliet were born into one big, close family. But when Juliet’s parents divorce, it tears the family apart and sends the girls in very different directions.

Juliet grows up too quickly, forced to be responsible for her younger sisters as well as an alcoholic, single mother. Abby grows up a pampered, sheltered only child.

As women, they try to mend the rift and come to terms with the way their shared history connects them, in spite of the years apart.

Told in alternating narrative, A Long Thaw explores how the two women are shaped by the traumas and triumphs of childhood. It’s a story about the power of secrets and the unbreakable bonds of family.
 
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Here are my thoughts:

I generally get a little nervous when I see a book is being told from alternating points of view.  A  Long Thaw was told primarily from Abby & Juliet's point of view, with a little from other characters thrown in- and it was executed very well.  No parts of the story were lost from the different perspectives.

I was very intrigued by Juliet's father's story and would have liked to hear more from him and see a little of Juliet's mother's perspective.  I loved the twist that surrounded them and led them to where they are in their lives now.

I enjoyed the growth that all of the characters experienced and connected well with their individual personalities.  I cannot wait to read more by Katie O'Rourke.

What are you currently reading??

1 comments:

Meghan said...

Can you share how you get the free books?

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