we are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Rosemary’s family is a mess – Rose is witty, clever and insightful as she searches her faulty memory to uncover the “truth” of why her family became so unravelled. She ponders: “I wonder sometimes if I’m the only one spending my life making the same mistake over and over again or it that’s simply human. Do we all tend toward a single besetting sin?” (to which I respond – YES!) and finally: “I still haven’t found that place where I can be my true self. But maybe you never get to be your true self, either.”

Great summer read!

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