©2001 Terry McMillan; (P)2001 Penguin Audiobooks
Instead of having one person tell the whole story, Terry McMillan allows all of the major characters to tell the story. The mother begins telling the story. She then describes her (family) husband, children, and grandchildren in a way that only a mother, wife, and grandmother can. It was downright hilarious. To my surprise,however, the husband and children tell their opinions on the family and themselves. When you see how the family sees a person as opposed to how the person sees themselves you begin to think about some of the attitudes you have towards members of your own family. The beginning of the book will have you cracking up and by the end you will be in tears.
loved the story line and the narrators really brought it to life.
the issues everyone struggled with, really resonated with me, especially since the kids are of similar age to me and my siblings and the older folks could have been characters from my own world!
I really enjoyed this book. I laughed a lot and wanted to cry sometimes, especially when the mother passed away.
Good book in line with Mcmillan's usual style. Enjoyed the characters and their various paths, but found the narration odd at times - it seemed like there was a different woman narrating at the beginning, but she dropped off partway through?
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