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Værker af Jennifer E. Smith

This Is What Happy Looks Like (2013) 994 eksemplarer
The Geography of You and Me (1640) 820 eksemplarer
Windfall (2017) 514 eksemplarer
The Unsinkable Greta James (2022) 415 eksemplarer
Field Notes on Love (2019) 347 eksemplarer
You Are Here (2012) 200 eksemplarer
The Comeback Season (2008) 164 eksemplarer
The Storm Makers (2012) 132 eksemplarer
The Creature of Habit (2021) 67 eksemplarer
Happy Again (2015) 60 eksemplarer
Ser Feliz É Assim (2014) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories (2016) — Bidragyder — 422 eksemplarer
Who Done It? (2013) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1980
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Lake Forest, Illinois, USA
Uddannelse
Colgate University (2003)

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There's a slow build to this story about a rockstar musician trying to rebuild her confidence after a disastrous onstage meltdown, and her prickly relationship with her father, all the while on an Alaskan cruise that was planned to take place under very different circumstances.

The cover art and general promotional quotes make the novel look more romance-y than it is. Yes, there's a love story subplot, but it never takes center stage and never threatens to push the story into chicklit territory.… (mere)
½
 
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LyndaInOregon | 27 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2024 |
“She closes her eyes, and what swims to the surface is an image of the glacier the other day, all those ashes floating off, black pinpricks against stark white sky, like the opposite of stars” (287).

Like the characters, their relationships, and their circumstances, this whole book feels like a series of involuntary pushes and pulls, stopping and going, forward momentum and stagnant spaces. There’s a constant sad frustration, a frosty glaze over each page, especially between father and daughter whose relationship feels frozen, stuck in a rut.

As Greta and Conrad grieve for Helen (mother, wife, glue) in their own ways, it’s easy to also long for her presence, knowing she would mediate, referee, alleviate. But part of getting unstuck is learning how to adjust to their family’s changing dynamics: How can they be a family without Helen? How can they reconcile their fragile, bruised relationship? How can two opposites—a risk-taker and a risk-container, a dreamer and a realist, an astronomer and an oceanographer—come to common ground, even if that ground is a large iceberg in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness?

What I Like:
• I love a story about family dynamics, especially with a little dysfunction. This one isn’t quite dysfunctional but definitely includes interesting dynamics: who gets along, who doesn’t; who’s alike, who’s not.
• Music and musings about the steerage of life’s course make this novel feel warmly layered—the way a good literary fiction should feel.
• The structure of the story takes place over the weeklong cruise, sections divided by days as we slowly sojourn with these stuck-in-place characters on a moving boat (er, ship).
• The Alaskan setting is the perfect backdrop for these characters and their situations: a little gray, a little lonely, a little magical—full of wild and wonder.
… (mere)
 
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lizallenknapp | 27 andre anmeldelser | Apr 20, 2024 |
 
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Traci_Spurlock | 3 andre anmeldelser | Apr 18, 2024 |
I didn’t care about a single character.

Tropes: friends to more, orphan mc

Content: kissing
Note: gay couple
 
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libraryofemma | 29 andre anmeldelser | Apr 18, 2024 |

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Værker
17
Also by
2
Medlemmer
5,937
Popularitet
#4,157
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
422
ISBN
178
Sprog
12
Udvalgt
2

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