Apr 09, 09
Read in March, 2009
Dunn's novel is a sweet portrayal of a woman who realizes you can only run so far from the present, into the past, before your former self smacks you in the face. Unfortunately, how it came across to me was that the protagonist was so severely unevolved as a person that she truly lacked the charisma and drive that any great character possesses. It was clear that Dunn wanted the reader to believe in this woman and witness her personal "journey" from divorce to her high school reunion, but that process was sorely lacking for me. The one redeeming presence in this story was the main character's boss in New York, an absolutely lovely woman who I would love to have as a grandmother figure someday.