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Review While I Was Gone While I Was Gone Free download â 7 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. 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 bookSue 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 passionate days a mother and veterinarian looking back on her college days when she lived in a semi communal household with a bunch of college friends in the 70s Then strange things start to happen and suddenly it has turned into a bizarre murder mystery with a shocking revelation when she finds out who did it I remember getting to that part and actually saying Oh my god when the big reveal came The trick Sue Miller has is that her main character is SO believable You know a ton of women like her You may even be one She s such a normal flawed yet admirable totally human person that when things start getting shockingly weird it resonates because it makes you wonder how you would act if you were in the same situationI really love reading books which make you feel compassion for people who do horrible things Like Lolita It s a difficult trick to pull off but it s such a humane point of view and so much realistic than the good guysbad guys dichotomy of so many novels Sometimes good people do really bad things and the line is not so far away as we like to think it s a great book and a uick read I find it odd that people will put a book down simply because the main character does something they don t approve of I don t think Sue Miller was justifying or advocating infidelity at all in While I Was Gone In fact I believe she was trying to show how precious yet fragile marriage can be Marriage is not the fairy tale it is sometimes made out to be It can be dull frustrating crushing It s real life and passion fades and you find yourself in a comfortable companionship with many rewards but like the protagonist in this book many married people find themselves wistfully wishing something exciting would happen missing the flush of attraction the ego rush of being desired That doesn t make the protagonist a bad person it makes her real And in the end she doesn t sleep with Eli the whole point to me was how close she came that she WOULD have done it she would have thrown away her marriage which would have devastated her just to feel young and excited and wanted again I think this is something we can all relate to It s a nice fantasy to think that you meet The One marry him and never ever miss being flirted with or desired or in passionate love And one of the most interesting and realistic things in the book to me is that she would have done it if she hadn t found out what she did about Eli Her husband when she confesses her attraction says it exactly he tells her that one of the hardest things is that she has put him in the position of being grateful that Eli did such a horrible thing so that he got to keep his marriage And she is so relieved that she didn t throw her marriage away Far from advocating infidelity it s really of a cautionary tale about the danger of taking the familiarity of marriage for granted I mean if you don t want to read books about real people leading real lives there are plenty of romance novels out there

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While I Was Gone

Review While I Was Gone While I Was Gone Free download â 7 Her present life her husband and her world Jo struggles against becoming enveloped by her past and its dark secret“While I Was Gone swoops gracefully between the past and the present between a woman’s complex feelings about her husband and her eually complex fantasies–and fears–about another man Miller writes well about the trials of faith”–The New York Times Book Review“uietly gripping Jo shines st. Somewhat unwillinglyI reread this novel for a book groupAnd I found details about Sue Miller s style that I had not paid attention to in my first go roundShe 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 evening Miller strikes me as both a highly moral author and one who is scrupulously honest about her characters inner thoughts and motives The tension between these results in gripping prose and in characters we don t completely likebutin whom we believe I am always a bit uncomfortable when I have read a Miller novelbut I have not missed one

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Review While I Was Gone While I Was Gone Free download â 7 Eadily 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 TimesPost Intelligencer“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”–Ti. One of the benefits to reading So Damn Much is I often forget what I ve consumed allowing me to discover it all over againI spent the first 20 pages of While I Was Gone thinking it felt very familiar but I couldn t uite put it all together I was viewing the story through a veil of forgetfulnessSo on this reread I was able to invest in the characters immerse in the world and be surprised all over again


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    EBOOK / KINDLE (While I Was Gone) AUTHOR Sue Miller This story of a wife and mother suddenly revisiting her past had great moments and held my attention Still it had long boring passagesI 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 unsatisfiedAt points her descriptions and observations while interesting and well drawn dragged on Her

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (While I Was Gone) AUTHOR Sue Miller Somewhat unwillinglyI reread this novel for a book groupAnd I found details about Sue Miller's style that I had not paid attention to in my first go roundShe 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 evening Miller strikes me as

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    Sue Miller Ä 7 Free download Download Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä Sue Miller Review While I Was Gone 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 didVeterinaria

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (While I Was Gone) AUTHOR Sue Miller 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 esue 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

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  • Paperback
  • 266
  • While I Was Gone
  • Sue Miller
  • English
  • 02 February 2020
  • 9780345435002