Book Reviews of Around the Next Corner

Around the Next Corner
Around the Next Corner
Author: Elizabeth Wrenn
ISBN-13: 9780739471753
ISBN-10: 0739471759
Pages: 312
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: New American Library
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
Middle aged, Deena Munger is underappreciated in her roles as wife and mother, almost invisible to her family,and wondering when she disappeared and how it happened. In loving and doing for her family, she has somehow lost herself.

Stunning her family, she volunteers to raise a puppy for K-9 Eyes, and her life is turned upside down by the rambunctious puppy. The family cat, and the entire rest of the family, want nothing to do with the puppy. Gradually, with the needs of the puppy pushing her forward, Deena discovers life hasn't passed her by, it's just taken some unexpected turns.

Any woman who's struggled to find rarely worn pantyhose that still fits, who stares at mounds of laundry, or whose husband is more involved in his job than their marriage will recognize parts of herself in Deena. You'll laugh, shake your head, and maybe even realize that the turns in life can be positive.
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Helpful Score: 4
I totally enjoyed this book. As a person soon approaching the Menopause time in my life and having raised three children, it contains so many things that I could relate to. It is very funny yet poignant. I would recommend this book highly.
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Helpful Score: 3
A great book for a dog lover. From the get-go you know you are going to cry but not in a bad way. Deena trains a dog for the blind and while she does that, the dog trains Deena in how to take better care of her own life.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful, heartwarming story of a woman "finding herself" and raising a guide-dog during the process. For any dog lovers out there, this is a "must read" and be forewarned - keep the tissues handy. I had trouble reading the end of the book through the tears...
Highly, highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book about a middle aged housewife who seems lost in her family and trying to find herself again. She finds a career that fits her......raising a companion K9 for the blind. However, when she started this program, she didn't know what she was getting into. Somehow, the little puppy she receives, Heloise, changes her life. This book will make you cry and laugh. Can't wait to read more of her books.
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Different scenario; slow in places but great lines for the most part. Very down-to-earth with realistic tones. Good reading.
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Have never read this author but I loved this book..unappreciated housewife, we've all been there. It is hilariously funny when she adopts a dog to train. Highly recommended.
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This is such a heartwarming book and a wonderful story about rediscovery. As a person who loves dogs I couldn't help but fall in love with the puppy in the story. There were times I truly disliked the main character for her weakness, but that's probably becuase at times I have felt exactly the same way. She has gone on an amazing journey that no one expected. Not only did she find something for herself, but she is giving so much back and finally feeling appreciated for it.
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I liked this book - a nice light read about a woman going through
a transition in her life - interesting sub plots - I felt I could
relate to the characters - would recommend!
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The book was okay. There were moments where I could make a connection with the main character, and other moments where is was just too 'mushy'. Not a bad read, but not a completing satisfying one either.
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A very enjoyable story of a woman going through a midlife crisis. She decides to raise a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
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A heart touching story. Have hankies ready for the end!