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Emily, Alone by Stewart O'Nan
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Sep 05, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-books, on-my-ipad
Read in September, 2011

I just love books that catalog domestic detail down to the last stamp licked and the last back door locked. Stories like this one of an aging widow who is caring for both the large and small issues in her much reduced life just make me feel more connected to the human race. We are all on the road, just at different points. And we all have something to share with people who are further back or further ahead. Quiet and introspective, Emily Alone is a really outstanding slice of life read, but only if you don't require a rollicking plot. A calming read to help still the back-to-school jitters.
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Maya Looking forward to reading this one: I love Stewart O'Nan, and I think Wish You Were Here was the first of his books that I read.

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