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The Sock Wars [Kindle Edition]

Maia Sepp
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, but when her free-spirited, vivacious aunt dies in a car accident halfway across the world, Lucy's carefully ordered life spins out of control.

With her last family member gone, the big 3-0 approaching, domestication closing in, and her faltering biological clock a never-ending reminder of the time she isn't spending building a family, Lucy tries to make a home for herself and her eco-activist boyfriend in the fixer-upper she's inherited. But as she struggles to settle into a life of cohabitation, organic lentils and sock thievery, she starts to wonder how she ended up there--and when she'll feel alive again. As she works through her grief and tries to find somewhere to belong, Lucy begins to understand that sometimes, realizing one dream might mean giving up another.

Poignant, quirky, and humorous, The Sock Wars is a contemporary women's fiction story from author Maia Sepp that reminds us there's only one thing harder than living up to other people's expectations: facing your own.

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"Loved it." --Shayna Krishnasamy, author of "The Sickroom."

"A witty, observant and poignant story..." --Deborah Young, Amazon reviewer.

"...An unexpected delight..." --Diane, Goodreads reviewer.

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  • File Size: 2653 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481213075
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AH0OJ5A
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely read by a promising new writer December 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I came across this book by chance on GoodReads and was intrigued by the catchy title and cute cover. I read it to wind down for the Christmas holidays - a great choice.

It's a witty, observant and poignant story of how financial consultant Lucy Tuttle, about to hit the big 3 0, comes to terms with the loss of her only relative, a much-loved, unconventional aunt. The late Aunt Maren is a little like the aunt in Graham Greene's wonderful "Travels with my Aunt" but in New York in the 21st century. In doing so, she discovers much about herself that she never realised or dared to recognise, having for so long sought comfort and distraction in financial-led safety mechanisms, such as counting to her favourite high number to calm her nerves.

The characters and settings are well drawn. Indeed, the whole book is well written, with realistic conversation, atmospheric description and scene-setting and a plausible, likeable narrator.

I'd recommend it to anyone who is:

(a) recently bereaved (having been widowed some years ago, I found this a touching, realistic portrait of the grieving process)
(b) approaching 30 - or any other big birthday - and having a crisis about where they're going with their lives
(c) worried about her biological clock and not sure what it's telling them
(d) interested in the New York City lifestyle
(e) in need of a simple, good, entertaining contemporary story about modern life

Although I'm old enough to be the heroine's mother (yikes!), this book rang lots of bells with me and made me think about my own life choices (about which I'm currently very happy, I should add!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Life throws you curves..... April 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The good things about "Sock Wars".....There are many. The writing is excellent. This a story that is sad, funny, heartwarming, surprising and so many other emotions all rolled into one book. In so many ways it is so true to life. We have so many plans, and ideas of what we're supposed to do and be. Where we should end up in life at what point in life. So many expectations and I know in my own life nothing turned out the way I planned it would. And I too struggled with that and tried to force myself to be what I was "supposed" to be.
Lucy has had some shocks and she can't seem to recover from them. And it's so true that everyone is different in how they handle, shock, grief, upheaval, etc.. in their lives. But, and here comes what in my mind was the "bad" in this book. I got to the point where I just wanted to shake Lucy and say "suck it up and move on!!" I would have liked to read a little less of her feeling lost and stuck and read a little more about the relationship with Oliver that seemed like it was so central to the story and yet got so little time in it. The ending was a surprise to me also and I'm still not sure (a couple days after finishing it) that I'm happy with it. But then, that too is like real life. Things happen and happy with them or not, we move on ;)
But, ultimately, I'm so happy I did read "Sock Wars" and I'm sure I will read it again.
Thank you Book Rooster for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for my honest review of it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sock Love May 1, 2013
Format:Paperback
This is a beautiful story of one woman's journey towards self-discovery, conquering grief and past pain, and healing her inner wounds. The tale unfolds slowly, almost poetically, and the ending is refreshingly unconventional. While the title and cover suggest that this is more along the lines of a cute, chick-lit-y read, this is not the case. The Sock Wars is an intelligent, highly enjoyable work of psychological fiction which will have readers entirely engrossed in the life of the main character, the lovably flawed Lucy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Lucy... August 19, 2013
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I started reading this book this afternoon, and had to finish it. I couldn't wait to see what happened next for Lucy and Oliver. From the minute her aunt died, and Oliver convinced Lucy to move into her aunt's house, I was hooked. Although like another reviewer, I am also old enough to be Lucy's mother (or aunt), I felt many of the emotions she did, especially last December. My friend (who, in addition to my other friends, and my parents, make up my fake "family"--loved what Kate and her partner said about families) and I went to my parents' house because I kept calling all day Sunday and getting a busy signal. When I called Monday morning and the line was still busy, I called my friend and when we got to their house, they were on the floor dehydrated and pretty sick. They went to the hospital and are now in a nursing home. I'm in the process of selling their home--going through their things and being hit with so many memories. Like Lucy, I am also an only child so everything fell on my shoulders. In one day, everything changed. That's why this book meant so much to me.

I loved all of the characters, even Edith (she means well--every family has a person in it who "means well," doesn't it? The descriptions of New York City, as well as Queens, were a very nice touch.

I am so glad I bought this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
happy,.sad, adventurous dealing with a wide.spectrum of emotions all inside a.compelling, charming love story with a twist. I can't wait to.read.More.of Maia Sepp's books!!
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A true 3 star book!
I thought this would be a light, easy read. It was easy but depressing. The author tried to be funny but was too heavy handed with her opinions about motherhood. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Gingersnap
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't live up to its promise
Rather depressing. The author couldn't seem to break away from endless and repetitive descriptions of her sadness which rather got in the way of what promised to be a good story. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Too me awhile to figure out the meaning of the title
I really liked this book, it may become one of my favorites. I found myself identifying strongly with the main character. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JaiCeeEmm
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very unusual and well written
Published 1 month ago by Jacquelin Rideau
3.0 out of 5 stars It couldn't have been to bad because I stayed with it until I finished...
It was okay, just had times it drug along slowly. It couldn't have been to bad because I stayed with it until I finished it.
Published 1 month ago by CINDY GONTERMAN
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book--it was a little different than most books ...
I enjoyed this book--it was a little different than most books I usually read, but was good enough to stay with it to see the ending.
Published 1 month ago by Margaret Haproff
4.0 out of 5 stars other ways to live
A heartfelt expose and review of the life that finds itself while dealing with grief. Giving up the familiar and secure to find something worthy of the time and effort it takes to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Go Strealy
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this story
It was something a little different, not so predictable like some stories are. It kept my interest throughout the book, and I liked the ending
Published 3 months ago by cykeprof
4.0 out of 5 stars A Tale of Maybe
Shouldn't all women want to be moms? That biological clock ticks loudly asset reach 30. Lucy seemed to be living a dream life. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Enid
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More About the Author

Maia Sepp is an author of humorous contemporary and dystopian fiction. She left the tech sector to write about sock thievery, migraines, the future, and...the tech sector.

"The Sock Wars" is her debut novel. It has been an Amazon top-100 digital bestseller, and is available in print and ebook formats. Maia's second novel is "The Migraine Mafia," a story about a nerdy thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness. It is available online everywhere in print and ebook formats.

Her latest release is a humorous near-future dystopian novella, titled, "An Etiquette Guide to the End Times," available now!

Find Maia online at www.maiasepp.com

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