Somewhere Out There

Somewhere Out There

Book - 2016
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What happens when two sisters who were torn apart when their young mother abandoned them--and grew up in tragically different circumstances--reunite thirty-five years later to find her?
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781476704432
Branch Call Number: FIC Hatva
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 21 cm.

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taralei
Mar 29, 2019

Although there is some merit here, the book wanders from the strong theme about maternal instinct vs maternal expectations, and becomes hackneyed and sentimental. The cliches of poverty and the suburban biases about the working classes ruin the thread of reunion between a family that has been torn apart by circumstance and authoritarian pressures. Even the prison experience in the novel is unrealistic and not well presented as a narrative. The author tends , like Ms. Picoult to wander back and forth between narrators trying to give everyone's perspective to the point where the reader is not sure who to identify with, and usually no longer cares.

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