"A page-turning family saga, this book will entertain readers of all generations." -- Good Morning America
"Compassionate, thoughtful, and surprisingly moving... [ The Imperfects ] will satisfy fans of Maggie Shipstead and Celeste Ng." --B ...more
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Let’s meet with Millers and its estranged family members. When you goggle their name the “dysfunctional family” term appears on your screen. They reluctantly come together because of their grandmother Helen’s sudden death. Ashley, Jake and Beck cannot stand with each other because they cannot pass throu ...more
Maybe the fighting grows out of their limited expectations for each other. If they try to be more generous, if they try to believe in each other, maybe the Millers can be another kind of family, one not so quick to anger. One that forgives rather than holds grudges.
On the p ...more
The novel is both a gripping mystery and a family tale of imperfect people fighting to overco ...more
Having loved Amy's debut novel, The Bookshop of Yesterdays, I was excited to learn of her next one. The matriarch of the family passes and a granddaughter inherits what appears to be a costume jewelry brooch. With meticulous research Amy tells a story of a family that uncovers unknown mysteries and with each piece, momentum builds. While the characters aren't unique, the story and plot twists make up for it. Then like a magician, she distracts the reader ...more
The grandmother, Helen, dies and Becc, the granddaughter who learns of Helen’s death, the ...more
Helen’s will states that her house goes to her daughter Deborah and the balance of the estate i ...more
‘Beck stares at the enormous yellow diamond, waiting for Helen’s face to appear in it, to toll her eyes and say, Please you always knew I had my secrets. Beck knew that Helen had stories she’s never shared. Stories about what happened to her family in Vienna during the Holocaust, why she traveled to the US alone. These were an untold past, one that Beck assumed held too much pain for Helen to revisit. This tone, though, it bears secrets, ones Beck can’t begi ...more
As with many immigrant families, the Millers’ ties verg ...more
The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson is a contemporary novel with an interesting historical element. The mysterious Florentine Diamond and how it came into the family’s possession makes the book intriguing to read. However, the intrigue becomes lost due to the large number of characters and slow moving plot.
The concept of The Imperfects is really unique and I was immediately drawn in to learn more about the Florentine Diamond and how it came into Helen’s possession. The ...more
The Imperfects launches into a tale of the Miller family - a broken, dysfunctional family where half the members are not speaking to each other. When their grandmother dies, leaving behind a will that states they must come together and reunite; they begrudgingly abide by her wishes. When looking through the paperwork, dividing up assets, and determining who gets what, the family disc ...more
these characters were frustrating as hell but felt very real. stubbornness runs rampant, and damn if that isn't the truth.
3.25 plot dragged a little but i really, really enjoyed my time reading this. ...more
The last 2/3 of book are better than the first 1/3. The characters are annoying throughout (so we'll know, for sure, that they are the titular "imperfects"). ...more
“I’ve been so busy thinking she betrayed me I didn’t stop to consider that she may have been protecting me.”
The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson is a contemporary tale with an interesting historical backstory. Travel along with the family as they investigate the mystery behind the Florentine Diamond and how it came to be in their family’s possession. Much like the stone itself, this tale is as much about the individual members of the family as they face their own ‘imperfections’.
The most interest ...more
The characters were well developed and I loved seeing how they brought their own perception to the unfolding story. I especially loved the ending of this book...while it wasn’t pr ...more
The death of their grandmother, Helen Auerbach, forces a fractured family to reunite, at least temporarily. Siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake Miller and their mother Deborah carry the baggage of decades of betrayal, misunderstanding and resentment when they get together in their grandmother’s house after her death. Her will is clear: Helen left her house to Deborah, the balance of her estate to Beck, Ashley and Jake, with one exception: ‘My yellow diamond brooch goes to Becca’. Beck ...more
When it is snowy and cold outside (and my car is buried under 2ft of ❄️ ), superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL
I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.
The Nest meets Curtis Sitte ...more
After the death of their grandmother, estranged siblings find a treasure hidden among her belongings - a 137-carat diamond. Now they must dive into their grandmother's history to figure out if they are the rightful heirs. More than anything, The Imperfects is a tale of dysfunctional family relationships and the struggle to forgive and understand those closest to you. In all, the book was 3 stars for me. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable. I failed to emp ...more
But whose family isn't? Not mine, that's for sure.
** Minor spoilers ahead **
When the matriarch of the Miller family dies, Helen leaves behind a diamond brooch to her favorite grandchild, Beca.
But, when Beca discovers the brooch is not costume jewelry, an international incident breaks out to discover the true owner of the diamond, a lost heirloom that can be t ...more