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Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Review/ Giveaway/CLOSED: Apologize, Apologize by Elizabeth kelly

Valerie over at Hachette sure had some interesting book picks for this month!


Synopsis: Apologize, Apologize! takes us into the perversely charmed world of the Flanagans and their son, Collie (His parents named him after their favorite breed of dog.) Collie comes of age on Martha's Vineyard, trying to make sense of his wildly wealthy, hyper-articulate, resolutely crazy family members: a philandering alcoholic father, incorrigible brother, pigeon-racing alcoholic uncle, radical activist mother, and a domineering media mogul grandfather (accused of being a murderer by Collie's mother). As Collie searches for his place in the world, he suffers insurmountable loss and grapples for bravery as he struggles to cope with people he has no choice but to love.


About the Author: Elizabeth Kelly is a magazine editor and award-winning journalist with several Canadian National Magazine Awards and nominations to her credit. Her writing has appeared in many prominent Canadian newspapers and magazines. Her column work was selected to appear in the 2003 edition of Writing Prose, Oxford Press.

Review:  Wow pretty much describes this book in one sentence. This book puts the dysfunction in dysfunctional family!  The sad part is that it is totally believable, as we all know people that have bad things happen to them over and over. Course you know if you're names after a breed of dog, things are gonna go downhill from there....The book touches on everything in a family- favoritism by parents, effects of culture upon a family, what money can buy/not buy, love and hate of siblings to one another, the love/hate of mother and her father....it goes on and on.... Which is to say I finished this book in 3 sittings! Once it gets started, it rolls and keeps you hooked! This is a great pre-summer read!

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Contest will end on April 26th, at midnight. Winner will be picked by Random Number (random.org) on April 27th, and emailed. As soon as winners' info is received from all the winners, Hachette will be advised and they will mail the books to the winners!


Disclosure: This book was sent to me free of charge, for review purposes, by Hachette Publishing. I was not told how to review it however.


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