Sunday, June 16, 2013

Is This Tomorrow?: A Book Review

About The Book:

What does it mean to be an outsider in a community? How do we keep the ones we love safe? in 1950s suburbia, everything is meant to be perfect, even as paranoia about Communism and nuclear bombs winds its way through the supposed paradise. But when divorced, sensual-without-meaning-to-be, Jewish single mother Ava rents a house with her 12-year-old son, Lewis, she struggles to fit in and find her place in the neighborhood. Lewis finds solace with the only other two fatherless kids on the block, his best friends Jimmy and Rose, but when Jimmy vanishes one day, Ava is suddenly suspect and Lewis and Rose’s life will be changed forever. A novel about people trying desperately to uncover secrets about the past–and about themselves.

About The Author:

Caroline Leavitt is the author of Girls In Trouble, Coming Back To Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines and Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Various titles were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines. Her ninth novel, Pictures of You, went into three printings months before publication and is now in its fourth printing. A New York Times bestseller, it was also a Costco “Pennie’s Pick,” A San Francisco Chronicle Editor’s Choice “Lit Pick,” and was one of the top 20 books published so far in 2011, as named by BookPage. Pictures of You was also on the Best Books of 2011 lists from The San Francisco Chronicle, The Providence Journal, Bookmarks Magazine and Kirkus Reviews. Her new novel, Is This Tomorrow, will be published May 2013 by Algonquin Books. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, New York City’s unofficial sixth borough, with her husband, the writer Jeff Tamarkin, and their teenage son Max.

My Review:

This was the first book of author, Caroline Leavitt, that I have read, and after reading Is This Tomorrow, it will for certain, not be my last. I truly enjoyed this book. The premise is how do loved ones move one after a person has gone. There is a missing person case, divorce, family relationships and the themes of love, distrust, forgiveness and more that combine to create a heart-wrenching story that will have you hooked from the first pages. While not a Christian book it was fairly "clean" and I did really enjoy it. There was enough twists and turns throughout to keep you intrigued, and your emotions will be all over the board on this one too. All the characters were quite well developed and I loved the writing style of the author as well. I hope to read more from her in the near future. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Is This Tomorrow, online through Amazon, or through your favorite local bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of BookSparksPR Summer Reading Road Trip 2013, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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