This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave YouThis is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Published by Orion on August 6th 2009
Pages: 339
ISBN: 052595127X
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four-stars

A family comes together to sit Shiva after the death of their father. This is the first time all of the sibling, their spouses, children and Mother have been together in years. On top of having to deal with his dysfunctional family,Judd has recently found his wife in bed with his boss and later learns his wife if pregnant. This sets the stage/ mood for the book.Judd is mourning the loss of many things as he sits Shiva with his family(his marriage, his dead baby, his father, his lack of relationship with his siblings, his job). As the family begins to sit Shiva in their Mother’s home, the drama really begins. Their Mother is considered an expert on child rearing and is happy to talk about her best selling book and expertise even though her own children are dysfunctional. Their Mother also has a secret. But in a way all of her children have secrets. Death, Infertility, Adultery, Mourning, all set the stage for the chaos which ensues.Heartbreaking at times, laugh out loud funny at times

four-stars

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