This book exposes the underbelly of suburban family life that most try desperately to hide. Disturbing, yet you have to turn the pages. I read it in one night.
This book was disturbing to me. Family abuse just keeps on givingâ¦ The bravery of the main character, Ellen, made me happy though. She recognized the necessity to move elsewhere with her children and away from the continuation of abuse that family often repeats.
I picked up this book, because usually books from the Oprah Book Club are a safe bet for a vacation read. Having no other books with me, this was torture! But then again I didn't enjoy Death of a Salesman and that is a famous story that I think is along the same lines as this dreary story. So I've listed the book here, because maybe someone can appreciate this book more than I!
An intense story of a woman who is forced to live with her husband's parents. This book contains a lot of tragedy that leads up to an unsatifsying resolution.