- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (September 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402285728
- ISBN-13: 978-1402285721
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 72 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,944,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First time novelist Livvi Gray has been haunted by an image of a woman in a silver dressed. After growing up isolated and abuse, she's fallen in love the the first time to a wonderful man who has many secrets. Famed photographer Micah has just been diagnosed with breast cancer and embarks in a cross country odyssey to apologize to those she has wronged. Young mother Annalee is trying to adjust to having her rebellion teenage niece for the summer while juggling her husband's floundering career. These three women, each at a crossroad in her life, seem to have nothing in common, but why else would they be in the same novel?
THE BOOK OF SOMEDAY, told in multiple third person POVs is an engaging, well written novel with enough mystery and fast pacing to hold my interest and keep me turning the pages. The Livvi's character experienced the most growth. I'm a breast cancer survivor, and the idea of a cancer patient traveling to visit those the thinks she wronged to decide whether she'll have treatment is preposterous. For the resolution, some of the pieces didn't seem logical or likely, but overall, I enjoyed and recommend this novel.
The premise is intriguing - an image of a woman figures prominently in the lives of three women. As each woman's story unfolds, the reader knows they will be connected but that mystery is not what drives the novel; rather it is the revelation of the inner life of each woman. The writing was good. For me, it was the characters that fell apart - I just could not believe that anyone is that clueless in terms of life, living, and loving. These women do not merely have "issues," they have subscriptions. Their damaged selves were just too much for me to accept... So, it was difficult to connect or care about any of them. The characterizations would have benefitted greatly by being more subtle, in my opinion. These characters certainly had complex problems but they, themselves, lacked complexity in terms of lacking any self-awareness as to how their situations shaped them. I felt the most of the book to be a self-indulgent romp in the land of drama queen. On the other hand, there were parts and, sometime, entire chapters that were written with sensitivity and a deep understanding of human nature.