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The Atlas of Love: A Novel Hardcover – Import, 17 August 2010
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"Frankel's debut is a wonderful literary treat that offers a fresh twist on the modern family, one that relies on the bonds of women." --Library Journal (starred)
"It’s been a long time since I’ve been as charmed by a book as I was by this beautifully written, highly literate story of friendship, parenthood, and every other kind of love you can imagine. I was captivated by Janey, a narrator whose wit and generous spirit caused me to forget that she wasn’t a flesh and blood person—and to wish that she were.”
--Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me
“Immensely likable, playful and literary, this is a novel full of love."
--Cathleen Schine, author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport
“Once in a great while, a book is so beautifully written that when you close it, all you can do is sit quietly and hold it to your chest. Laurie Frankel's The Atlas of Love is that book.”
--Sandra Kring, author of The Book of Bright Ideas and Thank You For All Things
About the Author
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press (17 August 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312595387
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312595388
- Item Weight : 318 g
- Dimensions : 14.76 x 2.88 x 21.64 cm
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There was something about this book that kept me wanting more. There was a lot of dry humor which I found quite addictive and I was a little disappointed when it petered out toward the middle/end and became a lot 'deeper'. I could have done without the 'english literature' referencing which became a little too frequent after a while but I enjoyed the plot. I enjoyed the friendship dynamics and I found the ending quite refreshing. Nice!
But. To me there was a huge problem which quickly prevented me from getting immersed in the story, and it was that Atlas was completely not believable as a baby. Whereas some novels made me laugh with their very realistic descriptions of motherhood, this one didn't even come close. I'm a mother and I kept wondering : where are the interrupted nights and the exhaustion of the first months? What about all those times you feel like you have no clue at all? what about the all-consuming emotional rollercoaster? These aspects may be mentioned in passing but I never felt they came alive. I felt the girls were mere babysitters. The lack of realism in this respect pretty much ruined the book for me.