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Leah Stewart

Författare till The Myth of You & Me

6 verk 1,528 medlemmar 86 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Leah Stewart has taught at Vanderbilt University and Sewanee, the University of the South.
Foto taget av: Photo by Carolyn Ebbitt

Verk av Leah Stewart

The Myth of You & Me (2005) 836 exemplar, 42 recensioner
Husband and Wife (2010) 183 exemplar, 11 recensioner
The History of Us (2013) 183 exemplar, 21 recensioner
The New Neighbor (2015) 135 exemplar, 8 recensioner
What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw (2018) 104 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Body of a Girl (1989) 87 exemplar, 1 recension

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Födelsedag
1973
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA

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Eloise Hempel could not wait to leave Cincinnati. She was successful in her pursuits and landed a job teaching at Harvard. Quite an accomplishment for a 28 year old. Her world falls apart with one phone call. The call, from her eleven year old niece, lets her know that her only sister and her husband have been killed in an accident. Eloise returns to Cincinnati to care for the children ages 2, 7 and 11 since her mother is unwilling/unable to do so.


Fast forward 17 years. All three children are now grown and Eloise, who has remained in Cincinnati out of obligation is ready to dump the historical family home and get on with her life. Of course life is not that easy. Her mother won’t sign the house over so she can sell it and the young adults do not want to move out. Eloise feels her life has been wasted in this city and feels the kids need to go elsewhere and have careers and lives. As the struggle plays out Eloise begins to reflect on if the sacrifice she made was worth it.


I felt the book was well written and explored the difficulty in family relationships and the expectations we have for each other.
… (mer)
 
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marytblogs | 20 andra recensioner | Jul 25, 2023 |
I picked this up because of the setting. And the book is, in fact, full of references to real places in Cincinnati. Even so, it didn't seem to have a strong sense of place. But I didn't feel it went much of anywhere. Not much character development. Not much plot. Not for me.
 
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CarolHicksCase | 20 andra recensioner | Mar 12, 2023 |
This was much better than Husband and Wife, a book that I really enjoyed. I think maybe the subject matter in The Myth of You and Me was more to my liking, but I also think that the story was told with more emotion. I liked each of the main characters in this book very much, and even when the story went in a direction that I didn't like the ending wasn't cliche or insulting. This was an honestly told story about a friendship that goes awry, and it was told in such a way that most readers, I think, can see themselves in each of the characters. Bravo, Ms. Stewart!… (mer)
 
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Carmentalie | 41 andra recensioner | Jun 4, 2022 |
A wonderfully fresh look at a marriage. Her characters are complex and flawed and the language the author uses reads like a private diary. This is a contemporary and honest look at infidelity and the reality of being married.
 
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Carmentalie | 10 andra recensioner | Jun 4, 2022 |

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Verk
6
Medlemmar
1,528
Popularitet
#16,836
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
86
ISBN
54
Språk
3
Favoritmärkt
1

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