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In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischke
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Jan 14, 2010

it was ok

This book is a lifetime movie/apocalypse story...woman "snags" handsome flighty pilot (pun intended) and ends up at home with his three moody children while he flies all over the globe. Woman befriends too-good-to-be-true stepson, has fights with rebellious goth daughter, flirts with the neighbor who she "should have" married, etc. The unexpected twist that keeps this from descending into Lifetime channel snooze is the background story about a modern-day global plague. Of course, the author falls too much into the easy trap of contrasting the growing harmony and peace within the household to the growing chaos and paranoia of the outside, disease-stricken world. Some neat bits about xenophobia and haunting hints of anti-American feeling around the globe give this sappy story a bit of needing grounding.

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