Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Tuesday Intro: This Is Where I Leave You
"Dad's dead," Wendy says offhandedly, like its happened before, like it happens every day. It can be grating, this act of hers, to be utterly unfazed at all times, even in the face of tragedy. "He died two hours ago."
"How's Mom doing?"
"She's Mom, you know? She wanted to know how much to tip the coroner."
This is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
How's that for an opening? Would you keep reading? I'll tell you right now, you'd be very wrong if you didn't.
Although I finished the book last week, this opening is too good not to share. We're off to New York City tomorrow, so the review will have to wait until next week. In the meantime, I'll just say I loved this book. Haven't laughed this hard in ages...
Tuesday Intro is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.