Ebook or EPUB (Maine Autore J. Courtney Sullivan) ê J. Courtney Sullivan
Sacrificing the main theme My two cents The cover of this book is misleading I think that s upsetting a lot of readers and that s
probably fair While the book IS set mainly on a beach in Maine there s not fair While the book IS set mainly on a beach in Maine there s not much that s lighthearted about this novel But
what are you going to show 4 women angrily glaring ach other On the other hand this book is xactly the kind of beach read that I do like Good drama asy to get wrapped up in and a moving story Three generations of women share the chapters in this book and the moment that I became impressed with this novel was the moment that I realized I had sympathy for D DAY Through German Eyes 2 each woman As readers we naturally want to draw ourselves to a character toxperience the world of the story What was great about this was that at times I found myself lining up with Baroque Personae each characterven the awful ones That s a hell of a hat trick Very good writingAnd I don t know It s just interesting to think of the moments where you leave your family behind to move away from what ails you about them And if you can come back to it but still let it go A great book And actually a nice beach read too See below I finished the book There was no good news The characters were all thin 1 dimensional angrybitter or victims with NO redeeming ualities and few redeeming actions which were performed grudgingly at best The male characters were simply parsley on the plate used ONLY to showcase the womenthe ntire preimise of the book apparently was life s a bitch and then you die I am in the middle of this bookI have only gotten this far becauseI continue to believe that with a barn full of sht there MUST be a pony in there SOMEWHERE and SOMEONE actually PUBLISHED this book I want to meet the author I want to ask her WHY she is so angry who hurt her this badly that ALL of her characters Alice her 2 daughters and her 1 daughter in law and then the grandchildren all adults are SOOOOOOOOOO angry dysfunctional victims whiney neurotic and generally completely unlikeable Even the healthiest of her daughters the one she hated the most has her own issues but she is the most palatableAlice the primary protagonist takes great pleasure at the cruelties she inflicted onto her children Frighteningly I don t get the impression that the author means for these to horrifyI am nearly 12 way through the book so far her son and the husbands
then what are you going to show 4 women angrily glaring
of her daughters have been mentioned only in her daughters have been mentioned ONLY in mildest of passing the author killed off Alice s husband Daniel who seemed to be a genuinely decent man and loving father arly on This book MAY have some redeeming value somewhere along the way and maybe at the Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? end so far I wouldn t have lunch with any of these charactersxcept for Daniel who had the good sense to die let alone befriend them Who knows maybe something mystical and magical will occur and they will all get redeeming personalities and lives This book is now overdue at the library I tried to renew it but there is a hold on it I laughed out loud Sadly the library s online system doesn t have a place to put patron waiting for this book doesn t know when she s well off Tell her to be grateful I am a book hog and move Dita alla chiesa ma anche ai suoi Martini cocktail che sorseggia di fronte al mare mentre fuma troppe sigarette Ma uest'anno è diverso Alice lo sa Non può più aspettare Non può più ignorare una notte di tanti anni fa Una notte che non ha mai raccontato a nessuno un segreto che le tormenta l'anima che potrebbe tramutare un vento troppo forte in tempesta distruggendo tutto forse anche l'istinto irrazionale che spinge le donne Kelleher a tornare ogni anno nel Maine.
characters Maine AUTHOR J. Courtney SullivanIn the voices of the various
characters While I can t say I ll miss this book now that I ve finallyWhile I can t say I ll miss this book now that I ve finally it it did kind of keep me company on my commute and distract me from my own stuff I can t give it an nthusiastic recommendation but it was okay which I guess is what the two star rating
#Is Meant To Indicate #meant to indicate I know these ladies I m a Masshole with a big multi class Irish Catholic family that spent at least a week Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group every summer up in Wells I m related to these charactersExcept for I m not becauseven the Alice in my life is infinitely complex than this So is the Ann Marie And they have hearts These characters are BLOODLESS it s infuriating They keep showing up for their 400 pages never straying from their caricature base never doing much of anything Digging deep I guess I could muster up some positive things to say about the presentation of the generational differences between these women and their concepts of their motherhood but it s all drowned out by too much blah blah blah One thing that drove me particularly insane The aftermath of the house reveal and how the son was like Oh well she s got a will lawyer says there s nothing we can do BULLLLLLLLLLSHT lazy plot device what family wouldn t start tearing Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust each other apart for a 2 million spread I guess the story could have become too interesting if the author went there And why was there a middle sister who lived in JP Why did sheven Conscience and Memory exist other than to add to Alice s brood to justify her misery To throw another gay grandchild in the mix To get some muddied Catholicism shout out points So manyxtraneous characters that were useless So many And yet nothing really happens BLAH Note to Good Reads I hate that you don t have half stars Two stars seems a bit too critical but three stars feels too much to award this book It s finely written and I loved the construct of offering differing points of view from three generations of women in one family The author balances this juxtaposition well Pansy Vol. 6 effortlessly switching from one character s voice to another And the great success of the book for me is that the author illustrates so well how no one can reallyver know another nor fully understand them Unfortunately I think she was a little too good at it bc ultimately none of these characters really alter their views of Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods each other in any meaningful way There s very little character growth which may be accurate to real life but frankly makes for a frustrating novel I kept wanting these women to connectven just the littlest bit But we have to wait than half the book before they are Elizabeth I even at the same place at the same time I thought surely once that transpired that something would actually happenbut nothing does really The same old patterns are fallen into and the same old judgments prevail The book is well written with richly drawn characters that aren t particularly likeable yet areach fascinating in their own wayand I found that interesting and readable but also ultimately unsatisfying I wish the author could have allowed at least some of the characters to connect a little than they do I think it would have made for a richer book without. Tto di silenzi incomprensioni Education in a New Society e invidie Tornare è solo un dovere per Kathleen la pecora nera della famiglia che più di tutti teme il confronto con la madre Alice il suo sguardo giudicante le sue accuse velate Per Maggie la figlia trentenne di Kathleen il cottage è invece solo una fuga temporanea per non dover ammettere forse nemmeno a sé stessa dissere incinta Ad aspettarle lì immutabile come sempre nonna Alice una donna dura fatta di opposti contraddizioni de. I had an odd reaction to this book I have so many criticisms and yet I found it surprisingly ngaging in spite of its flaws I wouldn t uite give it three stars it was way too flawed for that but it s actually a high two as opposed to a low two This is one of those chick lit family dramas three generations of women in one dysfunctional family multiple viewpoints blah blah blah I can t remember the last time I read a book like this and thought it was well done they re usually in the three star range for me at best So there s the matriarch crusty 80 year old Alice Kelleher a pretty unsympathetic character although her daughter Kathleen is worse what a nasty self righteous jerk Kathleen picks terribly on her sister in law Anne Marie who has spent decades being the perfect Stepford wife and is slowly unraveling And then there s Kathleen s daughter Maggie who is really too stupid to live Everyone has some kind of a time bomb brewing and of course the four women will ventually come together and discover ach other s time bombs in one big family mess Alice s is that she has willed her summer home to the church not to her kids Anne Marie s is that she has a secret crush on her neighbor s husband The Baby Swap Miracle even as she strives to maintain the facade of her perfect marriage and family I m not sure what Kathleen s is but in any case she comes into the picture because of Maggie s crisis Maggie s crisis is probably the most dramatic she is single and secretly pregnant having taken a chance because she was blindly in love with her boyfriend Said boyfriend s jerkiness is incredibly obvious to just aboutveryone but Maggie really J Courtney Sullivan should have given him a few redeeming features other than Maggie s lust for him it would have made the story far believable not to mention interesting who is willing to risk the pregnancy because she s sure things will work out with this guy SighAnyway the book is incredibly slow Very heavy on detailed backstory without a whole lot happening in the present for most of the book The characters as mentioned are unsympathetic and not very three dimensional for all of the author s attempts at fleshing them out by keeping the reader in backstory hell instead of moving the plot along Anne Marie was probably the most believable character but ven she often felt like the author was trying too hard to depict her as a trope the increasingly resentful Stepford wife who needs to make verything look perfect in order to feel in
control as opposed to making her a complicated person So why didas opposed to making her a complicated person So why did keep listening specially when for once I had other tempting audiobooks to choose from Well as my sister noted there was a weird voyeuristic appeal to feeling like I was avesdropping on someone lse s family dysfunction The gossip the griping the secret and not so secret resentments the miscommunications tc most of the book wasn t particularly dramatic but it still resembled the xperience of watching a soap opera in that sense where you get caught up in other people s
ISSUES SO YOU CAN BRIEFLY FORGET YOUR OWN ALSOso you can briefly forget your own Also audiobook reader was actually uite good very xpressive and authentic sounding. Il cottage di pietra Gender Justice e legno sirge solitario su una spiaggia sabbiosa incuneata nella costiera rocciosa del Maine È giugno l'oceano scintilla sotto il sole come ogni anno le donne della famiglia Kelleher si riuniscono a Cape Neddick per le vacanze Ora che la vita le ha divise uesto luogo un po' magico è l'unica cosa che le unisce Perché nessuna di loro ha voglia di vedere le altre Eppure non si può mancare Le Kelleher portano sulle spalle un bagaglio pesante fa.