Any Place I Hang My Hat
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
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
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
[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:]
I LOVED the encounter with her mother--it made it all worthwhile and made me glad that I made the effort to finish.
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!
Yesterday afternoon, I was at the last pages. And, I loved them. So, now, I was back to my first decision. 4 stars.