on May 3rd 2016
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“We’re haunted by the living as well as the dead.”
This book is told through various family members points of view. In the beginning of the book, we meet Margaret and her future husband John. John is suffering from depression and Margaret goes through with their wedding and the couple has three children: Michael, Celia and Alec. Their father’s depression has a profound effect on their family.
Through the decades we see how the family has grown and changed. Michael himself is mentally ill and his story is told through his and his family members lives.
This story is not a happy one. There is a feeling of melancholy throughout the book. I believe this is done of purpose to set the mood for the book.
This book is well written and I think it would make a very good book for book clubs. There is a lot of room for discussion on this book. For me, I found the book to be okay not great. I often find with books such as this, I tend to like it more after I have had time to sit, digest it, and discuss it with others.