After the Rice Author:Wendy French Megan Ismore’s bungalow isn’t big enough to house her problems---or her relatives. — Married just ten months, Megan’s life with Matt would be grand if it weren’t for a fast-growing secret she can’t bear to share. As if that weren’t enough, she’s dealing with Matt’s belching Uncle Tony, who is residi... more »ng on an air mattress in the basement, and her sister Andrea, a roving hippie, who is nesting on their couch. Plus dueling mothers-in-law hell-bent on double-booking the newlyweds, an incontinent terrier, and a randy best friend. As midterm exams are about to begin, Megan’s unweaned infant niece (a.k.a. The Pink Tyrant) is left in her care, and there’s no time to spare for reexamining her life. Between the demands of her family and a gigantic decision only she and Matt can make, Megan finds herself in a state of marital chaos that she never imagined but must somehow manage.« less
I loved sMothering by Wendy French. I didn't like Going Coastal as well, but it had some redeeming qualities. I did not like After the Rice period. I didn't find one likable character in the book. The main character was extremely self-involved and selfish. There were some funny moments, but not enough to make the book worthwhile.
There was a lot of pointlessness in this book and the ending left a lot of things unanswered. If it was a commentary on life (where a lot of things ARE pointless and things ARE left unanswered) then it was very good. But if you like your readings to be tied up and everything to explain itself then this is not for you. It wasn't really for me.
Megan has a lot of problem, after only being married 10 months..such as Matt's belching Uncle Tony, residing on the air mattress in the basement, her sister Andrea nesting in on their couch. There are the dueling mothers in law, bent on double booking the newly weds. And don't forget the incontinent terrier.Megan's unweaned niece (aka the Pink Tyrant) is left in her care. Between all that she has to do, and a huge decision only she and Matt can make, she find herself in marital chaos she never imagined, but must somehow manage.