Author: Stewart O'Nan
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Persoanl Rating: 2/5 (not enjoyable)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Andrea Gallo
Yearly Count: 9
The life of widowed, 80-year-old Emily is doled out chapter by chapter by chapter.
I did not enjoy this book at all. However, I found the writing to be spot on and very realistic, but that just added to my dismay. There were so many topics/scenes that in one way or another touched a nerve and made for uncomfortable listening or provoked a "Who cares?" from me. I just didn't find Emily's story endearing or anything to enjoy. Overall, it was somewhat sad and depressing. Boo. It certainly didn't make getting older seem like a blessing.
*Recommended By: Les from Lesley's Book Nook
Please check out her review for much more uplifting thoughts on this novel. Sorry, Les. It just rubbed me the wrong way.