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This is my second read from Mary McGarry Morris; I first read Songs in Ordinary Time last year and picked up this book to give it a try based solely on how much I enjoyed Songs. This book far surpassed Songs, in my opinion. While it is a much shorter tale, it was also more heartwrenching and emotionally captivating for me. This book will draw you into the lives of the main characters in ways that are touching and tender, yet horrifying and disgusting all at once.
This story packs a punch with brutal honesty and vivid descriptions, pushing past the norms of society and what's considered acceptable and liveable... The 3 main characters -43-year old Aubrey Wallace, 25 year old Dotty, and 5 year old little Canny - are developed to the point where I felt like I might know them in real life, all their quirks, habits, and personality flaws. Being drawn so close to these characters made it hard for me to put this book down!
If you liked Songs in Ordinary Time, you must definitely give this book a try! This book confirmed the fact that McGarry Morris deserves to be in my Top 10 list of favorite authors.