What to Keep : A Novel

by Rachel Cline | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400061830 Global Overview for this book
Registered by khillz28 of Charlotte, North Carolina USA on 3/13/2005
Buy from one of these Booksellers:
Amazon.com | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT | Bol.com
2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by khillz28 from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Sunday, March 13, 2005
found this one in goodwill
from Amazon-
In her smart and witty first novel, Cline homes in on three pivotal periods in the life of Denny Roman. We first see her as a seventh-grader in 1976 in Columbus, Ohio, still reeling from her parents' divorce and lashing out at the taunts of schoolmates with fearless and lacerating humor. At 27, she is a struggling actress in Hollywood come home to Columbus to pack up her childhood belongings; this process sends her into full-freak-out mode, especially when her agent tells her she must fly back for a meeting with film director Robert Altman. At 37, she is living in New York City, immersed in preparations for the off-Broadway opening of her play. Some of the constants in her life include her cerebral, perpetually distracted scientist mom, with whom she has a complicated relationship; her vulnerable, sensitive stepdad; and her prescient, deeply wise best friend, the acerbic Maureen. This is a wryly funny novel that feels completely fresh. It has an odd but effective structure; depicts offbeat, memorable characters; and offers a perceptive, nuanced take on familial relationships.

Ok that was amazons take on the book here is mine. I really had to try to keep interested in it. Too fragmented for my taste. I did finally finish it but it left me with a thought of "what else" not next book.

Journal Entry 2 by khillz28 from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, March 22, 2005
sent to Merinda for a relay.....enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Merinda from Salem, Ohio USA on Tuesday, April 26, 2005
I very much enjoyed this book. I thought it was actually a book of short stories but it was, actually, a three-part book with the same characters. I found it quite snappy and clever, if a bit sad.

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.