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Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe
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Sep 20, 2010

really liked it
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Read in September, 2010

If half-star ratings were possible, I'd give this 4 1/2. It doesn't quite make it to a 5-star rating.

The premise for this novel is a late-in-life marriage and its impact on the families of the bride and the groom. A wedding for people in the waning years of their lives is at once lovely and hopeful, and also bittersweet; time together is limited.

The narrative is told from three perspectives: Winnie, the 78-year old bride, Rachel, Winnie's middle-aged daughter, and Avery, Winnie's 20-something step-grandson. I loved the characters, and I loved the story.

I couldn't quite give it 5 stars for two reasons. First, it was put-down-able. Second, the character of Annette, Avery's mother, was very one-dimensional. This is ameliorated by the facts that she's is off-stage most of the book and important more for her impact on the main characters.

I would recommend this to all my Goodreads-friends.
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Missy Good review--I'm putting this on my wish list.


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