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Gone by Cathi Hanauer
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May 09, 2012

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Read in May, 2012

First and foremost, a fair warning: this book starts slow. It took me a while to feel committed to it. Eric leaves his wife and two kids to drive cross-country with the babysitter, and there's virtually no explanation. Eve, his wife, goes about mundane life stuff for the first part of the book, not dealing with the fact that her husband has left as her life slowly unravels. It inches along with boring everyday life and random flashback memories to better days. But in Part 2, I got hooked. The author starts examining the reasons why, and effectively, at that. Things start to happen that are not just the day-to-day, and it's intriguing to watch their lives transform into something new. By the end, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and don't begrudge the way it had to start.

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