Monday, May 7, 2012

Review: Objects of My Affection by Jill Smolinski

Turning the page on "Objects of My Affection", was a pleasant read.  This is a sweet story and one that kept me interested from page one until the end.  Jill Smolinski's novel  brings to the forefront how hoarding wears on relationships and reasons for their desire to put so much emphasis on "things" instead of people.  A few other topics discussed in this book; suicide, tough love, healing and homelessness.  Looking for a easy, fast read?  Check it out!

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble

Lucy Bloom is broke, freshly dumped by her boyfriend, and forced to sell her house to send her nineteen-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. Armed with the organizing expertise she gained while writing her book, Things Are Not People, and fueled by a burning desire to get her life back on track, Lucy rolls up her sleeves to take on the mess that fills every room of Marva’s huge home. Lucy soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love the objects in her home too much to let go of any of them.
While trying to stay on course toward a strict deadline—and with an ex-boyfriend back in the picture, a new romance on the scene, and her son’s rehab not going as planned—Lucy discovers that Marva isn’t just hoarding, she is also hiding a big secret. The two form an unlikely bond, as each learns from the other that there are those things in life we keep, those we need to let go—but it’s not always easy to know the difference.

RATING - 3 STARS  I Liked It!

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