12.14.2006

Book Review: Love and Other Impossible Pursuits



Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman

Waldman (who has raised a ruckus in the past with her comments about family and her children) has written an engrossing novel about a woman who is trying to learn to love and protect her new stepson, despite the recent loss of her own child with her new husband.

Though at times I hated the main character and her attitude, I found Waldman's writing luminous, and the storyline thoroughly engrossing. I truly felt for her as she struggled to get to know and love her "precocious" stepson William, as well as cope with her loss, and the revelation about her own parents.

Fascinating, well-written, engaging...recommended!

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