Thursday, April 28, 2011
a bad sign
if when you hear
the next-door neighbor's daughter
singing "Now I Know My ABC's"
it reduces you
About the book (TLC Website):
Celebrated YA novelist Sonya Sones makes a HUGE splash with her first adult novel, The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus, spinning a funny, fierce, and piercingly honest coming-of-middle-age story about falling apart and putting yourself back together. Written in Sones’s unique creation of seamless narrative written in free verse. The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus is a luminous, brilliantly told story of life, marriage, and parenthood that you will not soon forget.
This book is filled with emotions, emotions, emotions!
So many I've experienced
Some still to come.
I found myself laughing,
crying, and after reading certain pages,
Sones has taken her life
and laid it bare for all to see
but honestly I feel that
She's talking about ME!
Our lives play out in stages
that fly by way too fast.
After reading this book
I wish some stages would stay a bit longer,
while others I'm glad are past.
This book was a joy and I'm
glad that I experienced it
because I felt like I was listening to a friend.
When I turned the last page I was sad
because the story had come to an end.
Recommend? Absolutely...especially for those 40+! So many things that Sonya Sones writes about will hit home with you. Being a child, teen, falling in love for the first time, having children, empty nest, losing the spark within your marriage, divorce, finding love again, infidelity, aging parents, sagging body parts (very true!) and just about getting older.....read this book and I guarantee that you will find yourself laughing one minute, sighing the next, and maybe shedding a few tears!
P.S. I've read all of Sones work and loved each one..she delivers!
Published: 2011Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 421Genre: A Woman's life told in verse
Visit Sonya at her website, and friend her on Facebook.
Disclaimer:Thank you to TLC Book Tours for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel
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