A Complicated Life in a Small Town
- Narrated by: Caroline McLaughlin
- Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-21-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Rainstorm Press
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Lily, a 21-year-old morbidly obese half-sister with Prader-Willi Syndrome, is found in the basement, too big to move out of the home. Lydia sets out on a life-changing journey trying to help Lily, trying to find Lily s father, and trying to find herself. In the interim, she falls in love with Tommy Porter who remains with her right up to the climatic, mind-blowing reveal at the end.
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By pixledust on 10-12-15
What a tangled web we weave.
Would you listen to A Complicated Life in a Small Town again? Why?
Yes, I would go back and listen again to the foreshadowing and enjoy the way the details fit together now that I know the ending.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Complicated Life in a Small Town?
Either the scene where Lilly pulls Lydia's hair or the scene where Lydia is discussing her baby's diagnosis with the doctor.
Which scene was your favorite?
I really liked the ending. I thought it was a perfect way to end the book. To me it was the strength of this book, and it was memorably and subtly written.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, it is perfect for a day of cleaning out closets or a longer commute.
Any additional comments?
This book reminds me of a cross between an Oprah book of the month and the David Lynch film, "Blue Velvet." It has the unrelenting suffering of the heroine found in Oprah novels, but it also has the gritty and unexpected revelation of small town underbelly. Solid story and good performance. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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By Deedra on 09-19-16
A complicated Life
This book was just not my cup of tea.Caroline McLaughlin is an ok narrator.The story itself is a lot of nasty stuff that happens to one family in a small town. A woman must return home when her mother dies.She was estranged from her family.She discovers that living in the basement of the house is a huge woman that has never been outside.She is a sister she never knew about.No one did.Mama took care of her,saying she was the sister of Jesus.
Gross stuff follows and when all seems well another bombshell hits.
I was given this book for an honest review.