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Moriarty exposes the underbelly of family strife in this coming-of-age college drama set near Lawrence, Kans. One day, Veronica Von Holten is happy, med-school bound, in love with her boyfriend and not far from her supportive family. Then her father finds another man in the bed he shares with his wife of 26 years. As a messy divorce ensues, Veronica struggles to keep her own life in check while her mother's unravels, and a car accident, a house-sitting gig gone bad and an illicit kiss turn Veronica's personal life upside down. Things come to a head when her mother shows up on Veronica's dorm doorstep with the elderly family dog, Bowzer. Veronica is faced with the difficult task of navigating personal strife on top of her family's struggle to define itself anew. Moriarty (The Rest of Her Life) delves into this realistic but narrow world with an inviting honesty and creates a cast of vivid and flawed characters that will hold readers rapt with a queasy sense of unease. (Aug.)
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"WHILE I'M FALLING deftly captures the moment a child realizes that growing up means being responsible for your parents' mistakes - and preventing yourself from making the same ones. Laura Moriarty keeps getting better and better."―Jodi Picoult, author of Handle with Care --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Very unusual book. It seemed very realistic of what happens to people who get divorces and how it affects everyone concerned. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Henry S. Daniels
it didn't have a clear destination. the writing was done well, however, the book just went on and on and on.........Published 1 month ago by Michelle Mizell
Liked the characters just not much going on....
Nothing EXCITING happens in the book to make it unable to put down.
I really enjoy Laura Moriarty, but this was just not the best of all the books of hers I've read.Published 2 months ago by Romain Feuillette
No big surprises but an enjoyable read. Easy to relate to the characters and a quick read.Published 2 months ago by Scrapmom
I love all her books. Note to author: publish another one soon!Published 2 months ago by Superior sailor