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Your Roots Are Showing by Elise Chidley
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Jul 21, 2009

did not like it

The most interesting part of this novel is the premise: that a woman writes an email to her sister saying she'd rather sort out the sock drawer than have sex, and accidentally sends it to her husband, who then leaves her, so she has to adjust to single life. Although the book wasn't hard to read, I didn't feel the desperation Lizzie was supposed to be feeling. Lizzie supposedly has postpartum depression (after three years?) which magically vanishes when she starts running. (Oh, she goes to therapy, but her therapy doesn't contribute to the plot, so why is it even in the book?) Someone is always conveniently around to watch her adorable twins when she needs to make eyes at the handsome gardener or write a book of humorous verses for children...oh, do I need to go on? I guess I'm saying that I didn't find the book believable. Mildly amusing in a few places, yes; but not enough to overcome my disbelief.

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