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Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
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May 17, 11

Read in May, 2011

Title: Fixing Delilah
Author: Sarah Ockler
Published: 2010
Summary: When tragedy strikes the Hannaford family, Delilah finds herself back in her childhood summer home. While there, she is surrounded by painful memories and hidden truths that she must face with her mother and aunt.

I've had this on my to-read pile at home for a week or so now and I'd been avoiding it for a bit since I'm currently going through a family crisis of my own and thought it would hit a bit too close to home.

Thankfully, that was not the case and I was able to finish this novel in on sitting earlier this afternoon. I really enjoyed it, even though I felt there were quite a few places where the story dragged or otherwise lost my interest.

Memorable quotes from the novel include:
"My sisters may have a lot of the world figured out, but when C chases me in front of the black water while the entire state of Vermont is deep in their dreams, I close my eyes and spin around and wonder if they will ever get a chance to feel this way." -- page 93

"'I was, but then I realized that I was holding on to something that didn't exist anymore. That the person I missed didn't exist anymore. People change. The things we like and dislike change. And we can wish they wouldn't all day long, but that never works.'" -- page 142

(this review is being cross-posted to She Loves Books: http://shelovesbooks.wordpress.com)

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