We Are Not Ourselves
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
This is one of those books. You know the type. Highly praised with considerable hype. Epic and beautiful in many ways. Wonderfully rendered, but perhaps not tightly edited. We Are Not Ourselves seems to be many stories in one, and I'm not convinced this approach was in the best interest of the novel...
We Are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas, author, Although the illness of Ed Leary is at the heart of this story because he morphs into someone who is no longer himself, the tale is really Eileen Tumulty’s. It explores her early childhood and takes the reader right up to her old age. She was brought up...
original source of my reviewWe Are Not Ourselves is "an epic of small events," David L. Ulin of the LA Times writes. "By that I don't mean its story is insignificant but quotidian: the particular struggles of the day-to-day."This book, in short, is a middle class assimilation story. Eileen Tumulty h...
A very, very long, mostly boring, book about Eileen and her family. Lots of unnecessary words in here.. as if the author had a field day with a thesaurus. I began to hate the book about halfway through. I'm happy it's done
An epic debut novel details the life of Eileen Leary--from her childhood living with her parents and a boarder, to her marriage and life with her family. Eileen dreams of marrying a man who will be able to provide all the things she couldn't have as a child: their own house (her father threatens to ...
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