Synopsis from Goodreads:
As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy.
Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.
A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.
My Take On this Book: Red Hook Road opens up with a tragedy, a bride and groom are killed in a car accident on the way to their wedding reception. The book then follows the families of the bride and groom over several summers to give us a glimpse on how they handled and coped with their loss as they tried to continue on with their lives.
This was a really hard book for me to read, it took three attempts for me to finish it, I really couldn't connect to the characters. There was nothing that kept me interested in either of the families, other than the death, and I really wanted to read more than just grieving. My rating 2.5 out of 5.
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