9781573223423

Blue Shoe

ISBN 10: 1573223425 / 1-57322-342-5
ISBN 13: 9781573223423
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

When she stumbles upon a small rubber blue shoe and other small items left behind in her deceased father's car, Mattie Ryder, a recently divorced mother of two young children, and her brother struggle to uncover the truth about their dysfunctional upbringing, finding in the process the foundation for a new relationship with her mother and the potential for a new life. Reprint.


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"[T]his is a quiet book, preoccupied with family talk. Fortunately, Mattie's family talks well....The acceptance of one's imperfections is a pillar of wisdom in Lamott's New Age Christianity. Mattie is an embodiment of that philosophy, but she's better written than that makes her sound. She and her family are hilariously specific....[T]he problem is that Lamott mistakes her characters' affectations for virtues....Our curiosity about earnest, sad, funny Mattie makes it easy to accept her author's imperfections....If readers can understand that Lamott's conversation with Jesus is similar to an alert person's ongoing inner struggle toward self-knowledge and understanding others, toward real justice and compassion..., they will see the strength of BLUE SHOE...."

Claire Dederer, New York Times Book Review, 10/13/2002

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"Just when the reader thinks she's getting too cute, Lamott throws a dash of dark reality into the mix. She sets up clichés, only to sabotage them--just as, in the midst of her rambling narrative, she lobs psychological insights that stop one in one's tracks....[T]his is real life she's depicting, with all its tedium, misery, absurdity, occasional flashes of enlightenment and moments of joy."

Charlotte Innes, Nation, 11/18/2002

 

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