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This review is from: This Is Where I Leave You (Hardcover)
When this book was recommended for me, I questioned whether I was the right reader for it. It seemed to be aimed at a younger, hipper reader. I became enthralled with this story. The characters are well developed, and I often felt as if I was sitting shiva with them. Tropper peels away the layers to show the personalities, interactions, attitudes, needs, and fun that makes up a family.
Using sitting shiva as the reason to bring together all the family and the community was an excellent story telling device. We got insights not only into the family members but also some of the friends and relatives. The siblings had some issues from years before that needed examination, and it is up to the reader to determine whether these issues were completely resolved. There's an interesting twist in the story, and by the time it is revealed we have some insight into the family members and thus can understand their reactions
Highly recommendedThis Is Where I Leave You: A Novel