Thursday, July 03, 2014

Book Review: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

The Obituary WriterThe Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, it has 2 stories, one that starts out in the early 1920's and then 1960. I loved the way the author wrote the book. I enjoyed the Obituary Writer, who was the character in the 1920s and then the modern housewife of the 60s, I loved how she intertwine the characters. I thought the book was well written and worth reading.

I won this book free through Goodreads First Reads for an honest opinion and I really think this was a great book to read.

AS Written on GoodReads:
A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras.

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope

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The Obituary Writer: A Novel

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