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Up from the Blue
Start date
August 9, 2011
Finish date
August 23, 2011
Summer Reading 2011
Why we're reading this
In her debut novel, Henderson boldly examines the complex topics of depression, love, and motherhood. A S…more

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What Members Thought

I read this for a book club meeting on Tuesday. I was torn between 2 and 3 stars because, while it was a quick read, it was hard to say that I liked it. This was a difficult read, as it dealt with the effects of mental illness on a family during the 70s, when treatment was less readily available and more stigmatized. I also found it hard to like any of the main characters, although I realized that the things I disliked about them were mostly caused by the mental illness in the family. All in all ...more
An unexpected page turner - I couldn't put the book down because I was dying to figure out what was really happening!
Oct 05, 2012 Karen marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2011 Kathryn marked it as to-read