Monday, October 31, 2016
First Comes Love/Emily Giffin/384 pgs.
Sisters Josie and Meredith are opposite personalities as is often the case with siblings. Now in their late thirties, each has chosen a different path. Josie is single, and is a grade school teacher. Meredith is married, has a young daughter, and is a lawyer. Both are discontented with aspects of their lives. They are rapidly approaching the fifteen year anniversary of a tragedy that tore apart their family. In alternating chapters, Josie and Meredith describe their lives and how they see their relationship with each other. It's a thought provoking novel that gives insight into family dynamics--especially families who have suffered a tragedy, and the guilt that tragedy evokes. Recommended!