9780312283698

The Usual Rules: A Novel

ISBN 10: 0312283695 / 0-312-28369-5
ISBN 13: 9780312283698
Publisher: Griffin
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
After losing her mother in the September 11th attacks, thirteen-year-old Wendy moves in with her father in California, where she meets her father's girlfriend and a sad bookstore owner while missing her half-brother back in New York. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Review:
"Profound, no, but sincere and heartfelt: could be the affirmative novel about 9/11 that a lot of readers are waiting for."

Kirkus, 11/01/2002

Review:
"The dissonance between the world in which the 9/11 tragedy can happen and Wendy's subsequent Neverland, where nothing threatening looms and no one even curses, is disconcerting. There is never any fear that Wendy, unsupervised in a strange place, staggering beneath a loss that has damaged her forever, will fall through the cracks. There's little evidence of drugs or alcohol....Everyone is good. This does make for uplift--THE USUAL RULES--succeeds in being a sunny novel, despite its premise--but sunniness doesn't make for particularly compelling drama....And yet Maynard does manage to pull a rabbit out of this particular hat. Her gift for creating realistic and heartfelt domestic moments succeeds in convincing us that Wendy has found a reason to go on in the midst of her tremendous sorrow...."

Karen Karbo, New York Times Book Review, 02/16/2003

 

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