RAINY DAY READING: “THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE”

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It has been raining here, on and off…and when it rains, my bookish life becomes cozier.  Today I’m linking to Jenn, at A Daily Rhythm, to muse about bookish things.

Here are some of the topics:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What books are you hoping to get for Christmas (whether as gifts, or ones you’ll purchase yourself)?

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I love reading on a rainy day, and the kind of book I love to curl up with is one that fully engages me.  It might be a mystery, a thriller, or just a great family story…or maybe all of these ingredients will be in the book.

I am eagerly awaiting a new review book I requested this week:  The Opposite of Everyone, by Joshilyn Jackson.

 

 

 

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A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story and gods in Alabama—an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula’s birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own—one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the intense bond they once shared was fractured.

These days, Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough-as-nails divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta. While she hasn’t seen Kai in fifteen years, she’s still making payments on that Karmic debt—until the day her last check is returned in the mail, along with a mysterious note: “I am going on a journey, Kali. I am going back to my beginning; death is not the end. You will be the end. We will meet again, and there will be new stories. You know how Karma works.”

Then Kai’s most treasured secret literally lands on Paula’s doorstep, throwing her life into chaos and transforming her from only child to older sister. Desperate to find her mother before it’s too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past and into the deepest recesses of her heart. With the help of her ex-lover Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally volatile private eye who still carries a torch for her, this brilliant woman, an expert at wrecking families, now has to figure out how to put one back together—her own.

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I am prepared to curl up with this one, rainy day or not…but if it rains, everything will be the perfect setting for the unfolding story.  What do you think?

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10 thoughts on “RAINY DAY READING: “THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE”

    1. You’ve set the scene so well, Cheryl…I can almost see the roaring fire and feel the hot cup of tea. I’m having coffee right now, and I overslept today! Until 9:30! I can’t believe it, as I’m usually up by 6:30. Thanks for stopping by.

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