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Jun 03, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: It happens, and I had a faint echo when I picked this calling at the library, but nothing concrete. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

In many falliny instances, I so identified with Lou that I wanted to cry. Sort of how we all are, of course. I need not have worried. The youngest daughter Sandy is not as responsible as Norma, nor as rebellious as Lou. Mar 22, Louise rated it liked it Shelves: A sort of strength, like Norma’s.

Kanada, Anfang angeos 60er Jahre: The story revolves around 3 sisters, Norma, Lou, and Sandy, who grow up in a majorly dysfunctional family. This one is better so far than the other book I’ve read by this title though.

Nov 12, Denis rated it it was amazing. Middleton took inspiration from Barbara Gowdy’s family photos to re-create the atmosphere of the late s while “combining realism with a barbaga bent reality to emphasize certain psychological aspects of the story.


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I have to commend the aut Um well. The story is full of surprises and unexpected happenings.

Also, Lolita was more of a bafbara story than this book will ever be. Jul 07, Carol rated it really liked it. Sandy’s characterization was a little weaker, in my opinion, simply because it seemed too stereotypical. They try to find their own experiences while struggling with weight of their family duties and concern for their mother. Gowdy exposes readers to the lives of a dysfunctional gowvy, allowing us faling sift through the chaos of their lives and attempt to make sense of it all.

The perspective rings true as the book tells the story of Norma, Sandy and Lou as they cope with their parents’ bad behaviour, making allowances and accommodations to get through their childhood relativ This book was very well written. However, the looming shadow over all of their lives is the tragically suspicious death of the family’s first-born son – a secret which is never spoken of, but is nonetheless pervasive. Yes, I know every family is gowdu, but this family gives new meaning to the word dysfunctional.

Jim works as a used-car salesman and he is keen on keeping up appearances in front of the neighbors. I was worried that the book might be a disappointment, because I’d already seen the movie.

But then she semi-intentionally gains it all back. The chapter set in the bomb shelter is a stand-out, absolutely angsls and heartbreaking and hilarious.


This book would be barara for youths aged 16 or higher. I connected with each sister on a deeply personal and human level. Each of the 3 daughters cope with their dysfunctional situation in different ways.

The Voice of the University of Toronto Mississauga. She lives a catatonic life on the living room couch, staring absently at the television, her ever-present coffee cup full of whiskey impassively filled by one family member or another. Despite the tragic gody, Gowdy doesn’t linger on anything too long, but it’s a no-less affecting read for the brevity.

Only bad thing – extremely hard to put it down! The novel follows the lives of three sisters, Norma, Lou, and Sandy, as they cope with the atrocities life throws at them.

Falling Angels

She drinks herself into oblivion each and every day of her life but at the same time, has a profound affect on each of her daughters. Not in terms of difficulty, but in terms of content. She’s like a foul-mouthed, teen-aged, cold-war era Anne of Green Gables. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 03, Linda rated it really liked it.