Rules for Moving
From bestselling author Nancy Star comes a deeply moving novel about the truths we hide from others and the lies we tell ourselves.
To the outside world, beloved advice columnist Lane Meckler has all the answers. What no one knows is that she also has a secret: her life is a disaster, and it’s just gotten worse. Her husband, whom she was planning to leave, has died in a...more
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This is one of the saddest and most realistic stories about moving on your life when you’re struggling with your past and experiencing so many traumatic setups prevents you to evolve and start a new beginning.
Lane Meckler is a columnist advising people how to gather the pieces their lives as sh ...more
Lane is an advice columnist, and she’s supposed to know it all, right? In truth, she’s a mess at home, and her world is falling apart at the seams. She was in the midst of leaving her husband when he passes away. Her son, Henry, is only six and has stopp ...more
After Aaron’s funeral Henry stops talking to everybody except his mother. Lana decides that they should move from their apartment and rents a property from Nathan in New Jersey. Unfortunately the house has many flaws and needs a lot of repairs so Nathan ...more
This is my first time reading this author's work and what a pleasant experience it was! The characters leaped off the page and entered my heart. Henry was adorable and I enjoyed the way that the author portrayed him - and his thoughts.
The writing reminded my ever so slightly of the work of Fredrik Backman who is one of my favourite authors.
We follow Lane and Henry from an apartment in New York, to a old house in New Jersey, to a seaside house on Martha's Vineya ...more
Rules of Moving was an interesting read, however I didn't really enjoy it that much. Even though there were times I wanted to put the book down, I still managed to finish it. The first half of the book was very slow, but thankfully it got more interesting towards the end. My favorite character was Lane Meckler's six year old son Henry. He went through some heavy stuff for someone his age. Lane is a bit of an anti-social person, but sh ...more
Lane was a columnist who have advice to others but her own life was a disaster. Her husband had died and her son had stopped speaking. She needed a break and hence decided to move. During the summer, she looked into herself to find her inner strength. Find herself.
Author Nancy Star had written a heart wrenching realistic book which had me reaching for tissues frequently. The prose evoked all my emotions, it was poignant and inspiring. T ...more
Lane work as an advice columnist. She advise people on their life while she loses control over her life. Her husband died and her son, Henry stop speaking to everyone except her.
My favorite character is Henry goshh he is sooooo adorable and I'm glad the author show his point of view. It's interesting to read from kids pov.
I can't connect to Lane. I don't understand her at all. ...more
Well, lets begin with Henry a 6 yr old who stopped talking to everyone but his mom Lane prior to a disaster that took his fathers life.
The fact that Lane has been living a perfect shell of her former self should be no surprise.
These two characters now do all they can to courageously battle back to a life free of terror and fear.
One that will be sure to warm the hearts of readers everywhere.
I truly en ...more
Lane makes a living as the popular advice columnist Ask Roxie but she can’t seem to handle her own life. Her soon to be ex husband just died in a drunken car accident, her six year old son has stopped talking to everyone except for her and she doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere. So she decides to do what all Mecklers do when faced with a problem, pack up and find a new place to move.
But Lane and Henry’s ne ...more
Used to moving as a kid, Lane decides to move with her kid after a traumatic event. Henry doesn’t speak to anyone because of the things that happened. As the story unfolds you get a real understanding for this family and Lane’s not so great childhood.
The book is a pretty good read and I really enjoyed it. I did find there were some gaps and some thing ...more
This book mostly just confused me. I think it as a case of the author trying to fit to many these into one story. There was potential from the start but it just never quite all gelled together. I enjoyed the advice column letters at the start of each chapter and Henry was adorable. I wanted to really like this story but it all just fell short.
Lane Meckler is an advice columnist who shares enlightening counsel when she is given the time to choose the letters she wants to respond to and can get guidance from appropriate experts i.e. psychologists, lawyers, etc. She is being pushed to move to a live format and podcast in order to reach younger readers, which doesn't feel right to her. She isn't skilled at speaking up for herself so the deadline for the switchover is bearing down on her like the bo ...more
𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘆: From bestselling author Nancy Star comes a deeply moving novel about the truths we hide from others and the lies we tell ourselves.
To the outside world, beloved advice columnist Lane Meckler has all the answers. What no one knows is that s ...more
Lane Meckler is great at giving everyone who writes into her column advice, but, when it comes to her own life, she can't figure it out. Her marriage is falling apart, and, when a police officer comes to tell her that her husband died in a tragic accident, she doesn't know what to feel. When her six-year-old son stops talking, she decides to do what the Mecklers always do: move. But, when settling in at the new home also proves difficult, Lane real ...more
Lane did not experience the outpouring of grief that is expected of a young widow and she also did not know how to cope w ...more
While Lane is being a supportive mother to her son, she is also dealing with her own battles. The battles of buried childhood trauma, the battles of difficult family conversations and the battles of deciding between dredging something up from the past or keeping quiet because things that should have been said were instead buried ...more
She decides to move to a new house in New Jersey. The house needs construction, and Lane’s mom, Sylvia, suddenly shows up with no explanation. So, Nathan, her la ...more
Henry was “the character” for me. I ...more
As she is planning on leaving her husband, he dies in a car accident. Henry stops speaking to everyone except her.
Lane needs a new place to live and wants something different in her life so she decides to move. She finds a rental in New Jersey, but it always seems like something is breaking or needing repair.
Her landlord Nathan feels bad that things keep going wrong, so he offers a place to stay on his property i ...more
Every so often, I come across a character in a novel that I just want to hug. Like, a long, gigantic bear hug. Lane Meckler in Nancy Star’s latest, Rules for Moving is exactly that kind of character. My heart broke for the woman. Lane’s life is currently in shambles. Her husband just died in a freak accident, her son has stopped speaking to everyone but her, and she doesn’t really have anyone to lean on. So, what’s her solution? Move. Things can only get better, right? (Insert hug here.) The rea ...more
Together, Lane and Henry decide to move out of their apartment thinking it will help them move on from their grief. Lane is used to this, because she moved around a lot with her parents as a child. But, in fac ...more
Growing up, when Lane's family had difficulties they just moved and her mother established rules while doing so. Lane is an advise columnist as her profession but struggles with her own life. After her husband dies her six year old son, Henry, stops speaking to everyone but her. So Lane does what they've always done and moved, hoping things will get better. What she finds after moving is that nothing has improved and in order for Henry to find his voice she must f ...more