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Ultimately, the title captures the book's essence, but I would add a subtitle: It is Not Where You Think! The common theme of this Bloom collection could be described as the unusual places we find home, peace and family, often against the odds and the expectations of others . The stories of the odd duck professors falling in love (revealed in first seven minutes of book, no spoiler here) softened my heart despite their quirks which would drive me mad if they lived in my house. Bloom's development of the Julia / Lionel Sampson extended family (despite an event that could have shattered it) is a masterful treatment of decades of family emotion and lovely in its own strange way. Admittedly, the book was not all smooth listening. Near the middle, I had to take a 5 day break. There are long periods of details of everyday life which seemingly do not contribute to story or character development, but then - BAM! - Bloom surprises the reader with the plot punch line. The narration was excellent.
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While I was listening to the first chapter of this book, I thought that I'm not going to like it, but for some reason, I couldn't stop listening.
I found the chain of events, and the book is chuncked into short but interconnected stories really interesting and I think that's why I couldn't drop it.
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