Saturday, January 31, 2015

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper

I chose this book because a movie was recently made about it, and I wanted to read it first. It's the story of a man whose marriage is in the process of falling apart when his father dies. He and his siblings are forced to sit shiva as his father's last, dying request. The magnitude of this book relies on the fact that the antagonist and his siblings all have strained relationships. It was hilarious, at times, while other parts touched me deeply and brought me to tears. It may seem inconceivable, to some, that a small group of people could go through enormous change over just seven days, but the fact that they're almost entirely confined to their childhood living room for that entire week clearly adds to the intensity. -- recommended by Tracy T. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn or Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos.]

[Also available in book-on-cd format.]

[ official Jonathan Tropper web site ]

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