Being that this book was a New York Times best seller, I imagine lots of you have read this book. If not this is going to be a bit of a spoiler.
Essentially the book tells the story of a family started in 1964. In a hasty moment, the father in the story makes a decision that appears to forever alter the lives of his family and himself.
I found the book very interesting. Kim Anderson is a skilled writer. She writes in a style that is very familiar these days…and is able, as many contemporaries are, to paint sort of a picture of a scene… She does it well, however, without using too many superlatives. Still, this style is very pervasive and I sometimes feel like it's not distinct enough for a writer to really distinguish themselves. Anderson would do well to read Georges Simenon who was a Master. Admired by many more "serious" writers.
I was fascinated by the idea that one decision would cause such a drastic change in so many lives. I was also intrigued by character's tendency to dwell on the "What ifs" in life. I think we all do this to a certain extent…and it was interesting to be inside someone elses brain for a moment of two.
Overall an interesting book. Not sure I;d have it a Best Seller, but…I can see why it is.
Oh and Yes, the Cover Photograph is from Getty Images. It alone is so appealing and interesting…you may not judge the book by the cover, but that was an excellent choice for a cover.