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While I Was Gone Jo Becker Has Every Reason To Be Content She Has Three Dynamic Daughters, A Loving Marriage, And A Rewarding Career But She Feels A Sense Of Unease Then An Old Housemate Reappears, Sending Jo Back To A Distant Past When She Lived In A Communal House In Cambridge, Massachusetts Drawn Deeper Into Her Memories Of That Fateful Summer In 1968, Jo Begins To Obsess About The Person She Once Was As She Is Pulled Farther From Her Present Life, Her Husband, And Her World, Jo Struggles Against Becoming Enveloped By Her Past And Its Dark Secret Riveting While I Was Gone Celebrates What Is Impulsive In Human Nature The New York Times Miller Weaves Her Themes Of Secrecy, Betrayal, And Forgiveness Into A Narrative That Shines Time While I Was Gone Swoops Gracefully Between The Past And The Present, Between A Woman S Complex Feelings About Her Husband And Her Equally Complex Fantasies And Fears About Another Man Miller Writes Well About The Trials Of Faith The New York Times Book Review Quietly Gripping Jo Shines Steadily As The Flawed And Thoroughly Modern Heroine As In Her 1986 Novel, The Good Mother, Miller Shows How Impulses Can Fracture The Family USA Today Marvelous Poignant Powerful Seattle Times Post Intelligencer

Free ↠ While I Was Gone  By Sue Miller – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • While I Was Gone
  • Sue Miller
  • English
  • 28 June 2018
  • 0345443284

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  1. says:

    This story of a wife and mother suddenly revisiting her past had great moments and held my attention Still it had long, boring passages.I found the protagonist annoying and self indulgent in a way that didn t jibe at all with the way she thought of herself Further, her inability to see it, even in the end left me unsatisfied.At points, her descriptions and observations, while interesting and well drawn, dragged on Her focus on minutia rang untrue to me, her description of her marriage and her...


  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Okay, okay, I know it s on Oprah s Book Club now, but really, some great books are don t let your possible distate for Oprah Winfrey deter you from reading this book.Sue Miller is a wonderful writer, and the story in While I Was Gone is incredibly compelling I read it in one sitting and ignored chores for it It s easy to read, conversational, straightforward It seems for many pages that it s going to be a nostalgic memoir, about a middle aged woman, in a long, comfortable marriage past its Okay, okay, I know it s on Oprah s Book Club now, but really, some great books are don t let your possible distate for Oprah Winfrey deter you from reading this book.Sue Miller is a ...


  3. says:

    I expect every Oprah s book club pick to get 3 stars unless the book s by Toni Morrison While I Was Gone is that special breed of book that plummeted to 2 and 1 star territory after chapter 10.The novel started out well enough I empathized with Jo, the main character, as she looked back on running away from an unsatisfying relationship I understood that you can detest a particular lifestyle at one point of your life, and find it s exactly what you need at another Happy relationships are I expect every Oprah s book club pick to get 3 stars unless the book s by Toni Morrison While I Was Gone is that special breed of book that plummeted to 2 and 1 star territory after chapter 10.The novel started out well enough I empathized with Jo, the main...


  4. says:

    Somewhat unwillingly,I reread this novel for a book group.And I found details about Sue Miller s style that I had not paid attention to in my first go round.She is a master of natural description and I slowed to savor the snow falling in New England and the pleasures of walking the dogs late on an autumn eve...


  5. says:

    Can we say Boring Oh it really wasShe jumped from her current life to her teenage years back and forth like a ping pong ball..And when I finished the book I sat there question what was the whole point of reading it I mean yes there was an issue that was solved but it just didn t say much about the story I found a review by another woman on good reads and I have to say I agree with her 100 percentShe saysI liked this book until I realized that I has 1 3 of the way through and couldn t fi Can we say Boring Oh it really wasShe jumped from her current life to...


  6. says:

    One of the benefits to reading So Damn Much is I often forget what I ve consumed, allowing me to discover it all over again.I spent the first 20 pages of While I Was Gone thinking it felt very familiar, but I couldn t qui...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If there was a half star, I d give it another half, but giving it 3 seems slightly too generous for a book that left me so annoyed I loved Joey s past story, when she was living in the house with the others I never thought I d find the hippie esque lifestyle very appealing, but something about those particular characters really drew me in, and I just became totally involved in that section of the book But there is something charming about a group of 20 somethings trying to find out who they a If there was a half star, I d give it another half, but giving it 3 seems slightly too generous for a book that left me so annoyed I loved Joey s past story, when she was living in the house with the others I never thought I d find the hippie esque lifestyle very appealing, but something about those particular characters really drew me in, and I just became totally involved in that section of the book But there is something charming about a group of 20 somethings trying to find out who they are and what they ll be, and having some fun in the process But I felt like Joey never actually grew out of that phase, and while it was charming when she was 23, it was completely annoying to me when she was about 52 or however old she was I felt like shaking her and telling her to grow up at several points And of course her 3 d...


  8. says:

    Thank God book club is tonight Because the minute I closed this book in fact, a few pages from the end even , I was torn by a desperate desire to discuss this book in depth with someone So many intriguing topics and issues she brings up One that struck me as very profound is this Jo has a happy life Three young adult daughtersor less succeeding in the real world, a successful work life, a wo...


  9. says:

    I first read this book 10 years ago when it was chosen as an Oprah s Book Club pick I liked it well enough then to hang on to my copy I don t keep every book, because I just don t have the space, so I m very choosy about what I do keep I knew I d want to reread this one some day, and I m glad that I did.Veterinarian Jo Becker lives a comfortable existance in a small New England town, marr...

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