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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wedding in December by Anita Shreve

A Wedding in December
by Anita Shreve
Audio CD
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (October 10, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159483086X
ISBN-13: 978-1594830860
Rating: 3

There are a lot of wonderful characters in this book. But the story doesn't strike me as a book with these many great characters usually would.

I wasn't getting the whole story, it's like peeling onions. You get the story in stages. You might think that books are like that, but what I mean is, I can't grab hold of anyone in the story. I'm not invested in the story. The whole time, I am very conscious that I am listening to a story being read to me. Does that make sense? It doesn't make the story bad, I just wasn't into it.

I was getting impressions. Agnes is a little frumpy, a little quiet and frustrated about her life. She's a novelist in the making. There's a brilliant pianist and his partner. There's Jerry, the rich guy who's got abrassive personality.

Nora, the inn owner was a widow. She's even-tempered and sucessful. Then there's Harrison, who might be a little disillusioned with his wife. I can tell that he is still attracted to Nora. If you're marriage is a little off-kilter, spending time with someone you have feelings for is not going to fix it. I wanted to dive into the book and tell him to go back home.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by I truly appreciate your thoughts. Have a blessed night and God bless!