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Taft by Ann Patchett
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Mar 13, 2012

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Read in March, 2012

It was good as a story about fathers trying to do what's best for and protect their kids. I read it mostly to find out what happens to the children in the story, hoping that they'll be okay. Two of the kids in the story are seriously struggling after the loss of their father and it was touching to watch the last days of their family as happy through the eyes of their father.
I had difficulty falling in love with the main character (a different father) and a couple of times he seemed to do things I didn't believe realistic. He jumps into bed with several women throughout the story (including the sister of his son's mother) and it seems very random and almost ridiculous sometimes.
Overall, I kept reading the book for the first family mentioned above and because of Ann Patchett's beautiful writing style that is simply melodious and sweeps you away in the story. This, I don't think, is her best book however and would recommend Bel Canto and Patron Saint of Liars before this one.

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