Life and Other Inconveniences

Life and Other Inconveniences

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From Kristan Higgins, author of 'Good Luck with That', comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin. Book Club Guide. Goodreads Marketing Campaign.
Publisher: New York, NY : Berkley, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451489425
Branch Call Number: HIG
Characteristics: viii, 428 pages ; 21 cm


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Feb 09, 2020

This book was awesome! What an enjoyable and heartfelt read! Loved it!

The story line was engaging however the writing style lacked nuance. Repetitive dialogue, as Genevieve keeps having memory lapses and irritatingly "reviews the plot/ characters" as she tries to reorient herself. Love interest is hackneyed. Half way through I just skipped to the end to read the (unsatisfactory) resolution.

Jan 16, 2020

This was a heartfelt story about families, particularly the relationship between mothers and daughters. There was also the overlying theme on how people treat each other - especially their children. The story of the "Missing" that haunted Genevieve for her entire life and the influence this had on her remaining son - who unable to feel good about himself didn't really know how to related to others in his life. There were funny moments and many sad moments but this was so worth reading and getting to know all these people.

Jan 02, 2020

This is the first book that had me crying in a really long time. Such a sweet, “get you in your soul” kind of book, spanning multiple generations, many difficult and and complex family circumstances, which are all tied up in the end. Written about strong women, who show their strengths in very different ways, and men who at first appear strong but are weak, and also men who are extremely strong, but initially appear broken. I really loved all aspects of this book. An easy read, quick to get into.

Dec 23, 2019

Enjoyable read. Finished it quickly...because I wanted of those "have to get back to my book". Sadly I'm sure there are many people out there like these characters...which is sad because all any of us want is to be loved

ArapahoeMarcia Oct 09, 2019

An insightful look at some complex family relationships. Great characters that you will not soon forget! Highly recommended.

Sep 17, 2019

The cover of 'Life and Other Inconveniences', with its cute dog swimming joyously underwater, belies the depth of this profound story. The title is subtle in its irony and truth.

'Life and Other Inconveniences' is ripe with richness in her characters. It seems every other chapter reveals a plot surprise and, especially, a new layer of each and all of the characters - even the very minor characters: their past, their perceptions, their pain, their joy, their expectations, their weaknesses and their fears.

There are so many moments for laughter, moments that will make you cry but also make you grin with a big smile as they deal, sometimes very badly, with the daily "inconveniences" of their lives.

Higgins is perfection in writing imperfect human - and canine! - characters in 'Life and Other Inconveniences'.

You will be glad you read it.

Sep 03, 2019

one of Kristan Higgins best books to date and that is saying something since she is great.
Very touching book and kept me up until late trying to finish it. Was worth the sleepless night.

Aug 23, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed it -- didn't want to put it down!

Aug 22, 2019

Absolutely loved this book! Not many books make me cry, but this one did. I would highly recommend it, as I couldn't put it down til 2 am!

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