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When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald
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Jun 14, 2012

it was amazing
Read in June, 2012

Full disclosure: my wife wrote this book. That said, I think it's a tremendous feat of storytelling. I loved the interconnectedness of the narratives, the way that events are reintroduced later from a different vantage, and how these perspectival shifts reinforce themes of complexity and even opacity (both narratively and emotionally). This is a world where nothing is simple, and yet it's not a freewheeling all-is-permitted place: there are real and heavy consequences, and watching the characters make their way through this difficult, complicated landscape was a heartbreaking pleasure.
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Tiffany Tell your wife thank you.

Kimberly I'm enjoying it very much. I enjoy her prose style and will read anything else she writes!

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