4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Brilliantly created, unforgettable characters!,
This review is from: Coming Back to Me: A Novel (Hardcover)
This is the seventh novel by Leavitt that I've read and enjoyed...and the seventh time that her characters have emerged from the pages to join the cast of real life people I feel I have actually met...who have become a part of my own life. In "Coming Back to Me", Gary, Molly and Suzanne are so brilliantly portrayed that I feel as though they live right down the street from my painted-over violet two-story row house in Jersey City. And guess what? I live in Southern California! That's Leavitt's gift. She doesn't merely describe characters or emotions in narrative form; she invites you to actually meet them, listen to them and feel them for yourself. Leavitt is so adept at breathing credibility into their every thought, word and action that you do feel right at home in the neighborhood! When they make "Coming Back to Me" into a movie, I've got the actors all picked out. After all, I know these characters first-hand!