At the Table: a Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

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At the Table: a Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

At the Table: a Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year

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A character explicitly tells one of the protagonists that he’s about to show her a video of his kid. Story was OK, if a little miserable - but reflective of what a normal life can be like, characters not really very likeable, and just as you thought that it was going to get a bit happier, the book abruptly stopped. Armed with a key and new knowledge about his parents' past, Nik sets out to unlock the secrets that his mother has been holding onto his whole life.

But as the siblings grapple with the pressures of thirtysomething life, their parents struggle to protect the fragile facade of their own relationship, and the secrets they've both been keeping. The lives of Rafiq’s three children becoming increasingly dependent on their relationship to money:Siver, the only daughter, escapes into an unhappy marriage in Baghdad before fleeing to raise her daughter as a single mother in Dubai. Compelling story about the fallout of the Maguire family when the parents of 2 adult children, Nicole and Jamie announce their separation after 30 years.In the interactions between the family members, Claire Powell has a way of showing how adults revert to childhood behaviour - acting out a role with other family members that they may have been performing for years (perhaps lacking the ability and self belief to move on? The neighborhood looks different too, but she’s still the same woman and it’s still the same place, and as the past erupts into view, they slowly collide. Nicole zachowywała się jak zbuntowana nastolatka, która rzuca wszystko i wybiega na wieść o separacji. And I didn't think the Lucy/Jamie relationship- which had been going on for ten years - made sense given that he was so lukewarm about the relationship. The characters and their motivations were so criminally underdeveloped, I still don’t know why anyone did anything or what I was supposed to feel when they did it.

The Things That We Lost is a beautifully tender exploration of family, loss and how far we will go to protect the ones we love. To bardzo fajnie łączy całość i oczywiście trochę popycha do małej refleksji na temat tego, ile naszych własnych wydarzeń miało miejsce przy tytułowym stole.The food and drink theme as an ongoing connection starts strongly but weakens quickly as you realise that virtually every social interaction has the same link - from a cup of tea to a full restaurant meal and everything in between. As readers we go from being zoomed into the individual characters' minds and lives and then suddenly being shut out when their situation comes to a head. Nicole jest skupioną na karierze singielką, która również zaczyna zastanawiać się nad wyborami, których dokonała. By the end of the book I was just skimming the last few chapters wanting to be done with these tedious people and their dysfunction.

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