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The Sock Wars by [Sepp, Maia]
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Editorial Reviews


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

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

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

Product Details

  • File Size: 2707 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 3, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AH0OJ5A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,644 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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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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