Friday, April 22, 2011

The False Friend

The False Friend by Myla Goldberg was the book club selection this month. I really liked the book. Not everyone in our group did. I guess we were split about 50/50.

I loved her perceptive description of how our 'adult selves' become adolescent again when we return to our family. Her description of the parent/adult child relationship is well done.

I also loved the way that her memories of the past and one incident in particular were reviewed, researched and altered as she sought out those from childhood to confirm what she thought was true.

Take your time if you read this. It's an interesting and thoughtful book.

Next month: Three Stages of Amazement by Carol Edgarian

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