Any Place I Hang My Hat
[I also finished it in the hours of our car ride home, despite four other awake people distracting me. That is the measure of a good book, right? heh, heh:]
That said... the central plot line (even that is difficult to really say -- is it Amy and John, or Amy's search for her mother?) was drawn waaaaay out with information that in no way seemed necessary. Lots of information about A ...more
The plot, which was generic but with redeeming parts, was second to the real journey, into and out of and churning through Amy's troubled but thoroughly normal mind. Now minds can be very fun place ...more
Isaacs first started writing books in the mid-1970s. Three decades later, she's published her 10th novel, Any Place I Hang My Hat, a Cinderella story with a TV-movie-of-the-week feel. Isaacs's heroine, Amy Lincoln, suffers from abandonment and trust issues. She's worked her way out of poverty and up the journalistic ladder, but she can't quite get past the yearning to locate her long-lost mother and maternal grandparents. Most critics feel Isaacs has penned a heart-warming, if overly predictable...more
The ending just wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly for me. But I did find that I liked the main character and found myself rooting for her to ...more
This was fun. Not as good (to me) as jennifer weiner, but I will probably read her entire backlist.
Fun, light reading. Isaacs is Jewish and sprinkles lots of Jewish references throughout her story. One day after reading the book, I said something to my little cat and called her "goyim." Then I started wondering if it s/b singular, goya - forget the fact that it's an odd name to call her!
Enjoyable, and creates a great image of a woman in her 30's in New York City. Not stunning or stellar, but very enjoyable.