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SOMEBODY PICK UP MY PIECES
Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural
While this novel contains ample drama, it also weaves in a beautiful story about family. The third-person POV works wonderfully to sort through the quagmire of deceit, infidelity and even insanity. The dialogue is sometimes pensive and sometimes heart wrenching, drawing the reader into every active scene. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces is a fantastic read.
Six months ago her three daughters — Camille, Connie and Clarice — walked out and left Charlotte Rodgers to fend for herself. Camille is Charlotte’s youngest; the one she uses like a doormat. She loves Clarice best and despises Connie. Clarice topples from her pedestal when she repays her husband’s infidelity. Connie rallies against her fear of motherhood and commitment to fight to keep her son’s father as her man, and hers alone. Camille struggles to pick up the pieces of her life strewn carelessly by her mother, all while Charlotte is left to wallow in the mess she designed. (ST. MARTIN’S, Feb., 320 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed By: Robin R. Pendleton
Publisher: ST. MARTIN’S
Published: February 2011