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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The sheltered, comfortable, liberal upbringing undergone by main character Lori in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago did not prepare her for marriage into the difficult and quirky Chicago working-class family of her husband, Jerry. Alcoholism, infidelity, economic disaster, and a mother's biggest heartbreak of all-a seriously ill child-imperil Lori's world in the novel LO ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 6th 2014)
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Michelle
Nov 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Many thanks and appreciation to author Charlene Wexler for the signed ARC of her book "Lori" for the purpose of this review. The first noticeable thing about this engaging book, is that it reads somewhat like a memoir that focuses on the life of Lori, who is particularly challenged to deal with many of life adversities. This is Wexler's forth novel.

The story opens in 1970, when Lori marries into a large Northfield Chicago observant Jewish family. Her husband, Jerry Brill worked with his brother
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Bonnye Reed
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway from Charlene Wexler. Thank you for allowing me to read this book!

I gave this book a 3-1/2 stars. The story was interesting, the writing flowed smoothly, and Chicago came alive through Charlene Wexler's words, but the protagonist Lori was very hard to like. Through the first half of the book, she was a self centered whiner, and it was difficult to find sympathy for her until her daughter became ill. I would have liked her a lot better if she had used
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Rakhi Jayashankar
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A woman's life is complicated. Concentrating a novel around a woman is as risky as the proverbial Democles Sword. Finding the right balance is the authors largest challenge. Charlene Wexler has ventured into such an arena and has come out as a winner.
Lori a girl full of life, a woman who is carefree, a lady who doesn't believe in the materialistic beauty and a daughter who had everything but love. The character is all about realism. Lori meets Jerry, a guy who belongs to the working class and wh
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Bill
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent family saga. Took us through the last quarter of the 20th Century, dealing with issues such as cancer, infidelity, financial ruin, and more through the eyes of one brave woman.
Lyndsey
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
I quite enjoyed this. It did get a bit blah hearing the same thing over and over. It is always a tough place when marriage isn't going as expected and stuff.
Jo-Anne Vandermeulen
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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