Friday, August 17, 2018

Beginning ~ with three sisters

The Bloom Girls ~ by Emily Cavanagh, 2017, fiction (Maine)
Suzy ~ "When Suzy Bloom first heard about her father's death, she was making a cheese soufflé" (Chapter 1).
Cal ~ "Cal Bloom measured out some Infants' Tylenol and stuck the plastic syringe in Sadie's mouth" (Chapter 2).
Violet ~ "Violet opened her eyes to the light of another gray morning streaming through the windows of the living room" (Chapter 3).
The three Bloom girls are notified that their father has died unexpectedly.
When the news of their father’s death reaches them, sisters Cal, Violet, and Suzy Bloom have to set aside their own personal crises, and their differences, to gather in Maine.  Responsible Cal, the oldest and closest to their dad, is torn between taking care of her family and meeting the demands of a high-pressure law career.  Impulsive Violet, the estranged middle child, is regretting a messy breakup with a man she’s just now realizing she truly loves.  And Suzy, the sweet youngest daughter, is anguishing over a life-altering decision.  Arriving in their father’s small coastal town, the Bloom sisters can’t help but revisit the past, confronting the allegations against their father that shattered their family nearly twenty years earlier.  As they try to reconcile different versions of their childhood and search for common ground, they’re forced to look at their father’s life — and their own lives — with new eyes, or risk losing all they hold dear.
I've read half the book so far, and I'm still reading even though the early part of the book seemed to have a lot more "telling" than "showing."

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1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

This sounds like it has a lot of potential, I hope it doesn't all fall apart.