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sometimes having a foreign accent ("ees good Mommy? ") and sometimes just throwing tantrums
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2018
Never quite takes off....even the author mentions in the reading guide that she thought Maggie was a "dud." Indeed she is; there is a complete lack of character development in both Maggie and Edith; you never really get to know their innermost thoughts as they are fleeting. Maggie's child is given random dialogue which is sometimes presented as the child having a lisp, sometimes having a foreign accent ("ees good Mommy?") and sometimes just throwing tantrums. Maggie is bequeathed Edith's home and Edith by Edith's daughter (an ex-friend )who took her own life. Edith has early onset dementia and Maggie becomes her companion. The relationship between these two is rocky on one page, good on the next. I did not empathize or sympathize with either character. Maggie goes on a couple of dates with a local toy-store owner. There is no chemistry between them that I can discern. Edith's daughter's suicide remains a mystery (at least to me; maybe I missed something.) I do not recommend this book and hope the author does better next time.