Unlimited [Business Book] ☆ Steps and Exes - by Laura Kalpakian ✓


  • Title: Steps and Exes
  • Author: Laura Kalpakian
  • ISBN: 9780380806591
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback

  • Celia Henry owns the most famous bed and breakfast in the whole Northwest At Henry s House on Isadora Island, Celia has created a faux family homestead, a testament to tradition Personally, however, Celia s unconventional love life has kept Isadora Island entertained for a generation.Married only once and widowed at twenty two, Celia has spent a lifetime preaching and pCelia Henry owns the most famous bed and breakfast in the whole Northwest At Henry s House on Isadora Island, Celia has created a faux family homestead, a testament to tradition Personally, however, Celia s unconventional love life has kept Isadora Island entertained for a generation.Married only once and widowed at twenty two, Celia has spent a lifetime preaching and practicing Unfettered Love, preferring unions free of matrimony, free of the ties that bind and can just as easily strangle Despite all the domestic upheaval, she has acquired a large extended family of children, stepchildren, partners, and ex partners Generous and spirited, but notoriously stubborn, Celia nonetheless draws people into her arms and her home.When, much to Celia s dismay, her daughter Bethie announces her engagement, Celia reluctantly agrees to throw a lavish celebration To this party she must invite everyone in her whole overextended family her steps and exes, their current partners and starchy in laws, as well as a host of island eccentrics As the big day approaches, Celia senses impending disaster But nothing prepares her for the fallout when the nuclear family explodes and she must reconstruct the past in order to transform the future.
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    Commentaires:

    Phyllis
    For good or for bad, the primary figure in this book sounded a whole lot like me. So that was a little bit strange. She is a woman in middle-age, who once again finds herself surrounded by all of her children and step-children and once-were-step-children and ex-lovers and ex-husbands and all of their extended families. I couldn't help but think of all the times in my life when at least 30 people had a key to my house. And then, about 2/3 through the book, the plot takes a twist that I just someh [...]

    Patricia
    Larua Kalpakian's style reminds me of Ann Patchett's in Bel Canto. Both writers are gifted in character development. Kalapakian is writing about family and each member emerges crisply idiosyncratically from the page. Through the interactions of the characters, she explores the dynamics of relationships in a modern family that is a mix of steps and exes, half sisters and step brothers, unmarried co-habitators, and in-laws. More importantly she takes a good look at the after effects of growing up [...]

    Crystal
    This book makes me think of "Mama Mia" without the singing and with a very twisted and sickening part to the plot. Specifically, and without spoilers, Wade is a despicable character and the weakness in Bethie's character makes me dislike her immensely.

    Jamie
    I was in Palm Springs over the weekend, taking pictures of Lautner and Frey at the "soft" (maybe hard-boiled) opening of The King's Motel. Walking through the rooms of the not-quite-ready hotel, I was reminded of this book--how she ran a bed and breakfast and how completely taken I was with the idea of such a thing. Specifically, I remember a passage saying the mother, Celia, kept the drawers of her guest rooms filled with odds and ins people would find interesting and want to take. None of the [...]

    Kari
    "Marriage is nothing but a property arrangement between people who have decided to consolidate their assets and register themselves as card-carrying dupes to convention.""Steps and Exes" was a hit with my book club of women varying in age from 35 to 70-plus. The title refers to the stepchildren, ex-spouses and ex-lovers who remain part of one's molecular family, if not the nuclear family."In the molecular family people are connected without being bound. They spindle themselves around shared expe [...]

    Elise
    This is not the kind of book I normally love, but somehow, I love it unreservedly. It's written in a fresh voice, with a warm and deft style that makes the characters as flawed and lovable as if they lived next door and you saw them every day. Certainly Laura Kalpakian has had a few misses (that silly sequel to Les Miserables comes to mind), and there are certainly books on my list that are much better-written. But this one really breathes, on every page.

    Kari
    This took me a little bit longer to read than I expected, but I enjoyed the story and the characters. I did not see it coming, the secret that shattered the lives of the complicated family structure and I found myself wishing the story didn't end so abruptly. I will search for more books from this author.

    Nancy
    This book has change, strength, human frailties, courage, love, family, and endurance. Kalpakian’s characters are real and don’t leave you. She draws her women as clearly and believably as Barbara Kingsolver in Poisonwood Bible. The book’s ending stimulates the reader’s imagination into inventing the final chapter. I loved it!

    Faye K
    My favorite book, have read it at least 10 times! For me, it described my life with my family, my children, my attitudes during my own "adult ness"! This is not a book for romance lovers, it's a book for those of us who lived the period!

    Yvette
    It is an interesting book. Everybody create your own future walk a specific road even if your parents didn't live the conventional way. You make your own life.

    Nining
    Really like the book, and wish I could be as 'strong-willed' as the main character: some of the 'emotion's playing' seems unreal, but nevertheles, this book is an excellent read.

    JSou
    This was a book I could honestly relate to being a mother, ex-wife, and girlfriend. It was a great story that wasn't too chick-litty and fluff-filled.

    Tania
    book 6 of 2011 - aim for 133 books for the year review: great imagery. I would love to visit hehe

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