At the Table: a Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

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At the Table: a Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

At the Table: a Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

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The Things That We Lost is a beautifully tender exploration of family, loss and how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

Her brother, Jamie, is having second thoughts about his impending marriage and becomes obsessive about diet and exercise. To Nicole and Jamie Maguire, their parents seem the ideal couple – a suburban double act, happily married for more than thirty years. Brilliantly clever and funny and sad -- India Knight --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. I was expecting an easy read with funny parts here and there and instead it was like having an inside look into someone’s home. A gripping yet tender depiction of family dynamics, love and disillusionment, At the Table is about what it means to grow up – both as an individual, and as a family.

This is the story of a family of four; the Maguires, in all their messy, honest and wonderful glory. I think Powell has done a stellar job of portraying your average family dynamics; for the Maguires, it becomes obvious that so much has been left unsaid by all four of them, leading to misunderstandings and resentments building up.

But as the siblings grapple with the pressures of thirtysomething life, their parents struggle to protect the fragile facade of their own relationship, and the secrets they’ve both been keeping. What sets At the Table apart is Powell's acute understanding not just of how we interact in the modern world. Cała sytuacja mocno odbija się na każdym członku rodziny, a do tego dochodzą jeszcze ich własne problemy. Hardworking – and hard-drinking – Nicole pursues the ex she unceremoniously dumped six years ago, while people-pleasing Jamie fears he’s sleepwalking into a marriage he doesn’t actually want. This is a beautifully written, well paced story of a family, trying their best to cope after a life changing event.W autorce zobaczyłam potencjał (to jej debiut), a jednocześnie niekoniecznie potrafiłam odpowiednio podejść do jej tekstu. This is beautifully observed and will be familiar to anyone who is a mother or a daughter - the compliments, the nagging and the antagonising - the done in just a few words with the conversation moving quickly on. Over a family lunch, Linda and Gerry Maguire announce to their two adult kids Nicole and Jamie, that they’re separating after almost thirty years of marriage. I found myself absorbed in them, caring about them, wanting them to do the right thing , and I was very sorry to leave them. As readers we go from being zoomed into the individual characters' minds and lives and then suddenly being shut out when their situation comes to a head.

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