Monday, May 17, 2010

The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty (#27)

Such an enjoyable book! I was so impressed that I looked up the author's website, wrote her a fan letter, and was very pleased to receive an answer that very day!

Leigh is a wife, mother, and teacher who is dealing with a lot of personal and family issues. Coming from a very disadvantaged childhood herself, Leigh isn't quite sure of her relationships with her children who are living a much more privileged lifestyle. As the story begins, a car accident occurs with Leigh's daughter Kara at the wheel. This accident very profoundly affects everyone in the family. As the book unfolds, we can see how each person finds his or her way through the fallout from the accident. This was very compelling reading for me; I can just imagine how something like this could happen to any family and tear it apart. Highly recommended.

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