Thursday, June 3, 2010

Review #1 : The Middle Place

The Middle Place
by: Kelly Corrigan
288 pages
Grade: B+

This woman's story is fairly incredible. This a true story, Kelly Corrigan's story. When I picked this book, I didn't really have a good concept of what was inside but after reading it, I am glad it was haphazardly chosen. The title references people, particularly women, that find themselves in the gray area of daughter and wife/mother. I find the concept fascinating. Essentially, the question posed becomes, do you chose your parents or your "new" family. Thankfully for this woman, there was never a time when her parents and her new family were at odds. Also, I'm not sure that I see very clearly how she got out of "the middle place." BUT, the book was intriguing, well-written, funny, and insightful. I didn't grade it an A but I would definitely recommend it to others. I found it particularly interesting that I wanted to pass it along to one of my aunt's because I just felt like she would get something out of it.

1 comment:

Kassie said...

I enjoyed the book too.

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