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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
Reblogged from Lindsay's Book Log:
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

This is a satirical epistolary novel about a upper class family's issues prepping for a trip to Antarctica, that results in the mother, Bernadette, going missing. Overall I thought this book was very funny and really enjoyed how the story was told. That being said I did have some issues.  While the book was a satire it did not really cover any of the mental health issues discussed. There was only one main male character so while all the characters had issues it did have a heavier lean on the crazy woman front. And perhaps the biggest issue from a reading front was that the storytelling method of the book changed in the last 25% of the book, going from a predominantly epistolary method to most of the story being told from the daughter Bee's POV. Which was fine and understandable given the situation but I really enjoyed the epistolary storytelling.

 

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I thought the POV switch was an odd choice, too!