Saturday, July 26, 2014

All about Alice; All about Us

After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell


Alice is a woman very much in love after a terrible tragedy happens to her. The book starts with the line: “The day she would try to kill herself, she realized winter was coming again”. With an opening like that, there’s no way you won’t want to read on, and this perfect combination of foreboding and the mundane could easily become a classic “gotcha” opening sentence. But this book isn’t just about Alice and why she would want to kill herself. It’s also about her mother and sisters and even her grandmother. Of course, there are other characters involved, and they are a kaleidoscope of women with their strengths, weaknesses and the usual things that life throws at them, and how all these things shaped their lives. 


My complete review of this novel is now available only on my new blog here!


After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell
is available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (USA, Canada & Australia), iTunes (iBook or audiobook), The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or Better World Books as well as from an IndieBound store near you. (This is a version of a review that originally appeared on Dooyoo under my username TheChocolateLady.)

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