Friday, October 8, 2010

First book review

Ha! I finally am posting a review. This is the third book I've finished since I said that I was going to start doing these, but rather then trying to catch up, I'll just start with this book I finished today. If Lisa doesn't mind, I'm going to copy her format and post the publishers description of the book, followed by my review.

Summary: For more than ten years, Naomi and Phil Harrison enjoyed a marriage of heady romance, tempered only by the needs of their children. But on a vacation alone, the couple perishes in a flight over the Grand Canyon. After the funeral, their daughters, Ruthie and Julia, are shocked by the provisions in their will.
Spanning nearly two decades, the sisters’ journeys take them from their familiar home in Atlanta to sophisticated bohemian San Francisco, a mountain town in Virginia, the campus of Berkeley, and lofts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As they heal from loss, search for love, and begin careers, their sisterhood, once an oasis, becomes complicated by resentment, anger, and jealousy. It seems as though the echoes of their parents’ deaths will never stop reverberating—until another shocking accident changes everything once again.

My thoughts: I give this book 3 1/2 stars. I loved the premise of this book. The author is spot on in describing the sisterly relationship. It is such a complex relationship. It made me sad that they missed out on so much of each others lives because of holding on to grudges and not being able to understand each other. At a point in their lives when they needed each other the most, they were separated. At first only separated by geography, but soon they became separated by jealousy, anger, and resentment. I was really surprised (in a good way) at where the story takes the characters, the plot wasn't predictable, which was refreshing. However, this book wasn't a real page turner. I wasn't driven to pick it up, or to stay up late reading it. I did enjoy it, but the ending was a bit rushed and it didn't really leave me satisfied.


Lisa K said...

Of course you can copy! In fact, I probably copied it from someone else. =)