Grief Cottage by Gail Goodwin
What’s it about?
This coming of age story centers around 11-year-old Marcus. Marcus is sent to live with his elderly Aunt Charlotte after his mother suddenly dies in a car crash. Set on the South Carolina beach this novel was an easy read.
What did it make me think about?
Childhood friendships and the particular viewpoint of adolescents.
Should I read it?
This book was like a really good “B” movie. Enjoyable, probably not going to win any awards, but pretty entertaining. That is not too say that this book is poorly written- it is not.
“What am I when I get past being a particular daughter, wife, mother, neighbor, friend? What would be left of the essential me without any of my roles? That was the first dead end I reached. Maybe nothing will be left, I thought, I am my roles.”
If you like this try-
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Saints for All Ocassions by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Nest by Cynthia D''Aprix Sweeney
7 1/2 stars
best of spring/summer 2017
best of winter
best of summer 2014
last spring favorites
on my nightstand
edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!