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Importance of Being Myrtle by Ulrika Jonsson
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Importance of Being Myrtle

by Ulrika Jonsson

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will read her again.
I'm sorry if I expected little from this book. written by someone who was a bit of an airhead on telly in the 80's, most recently in the news for either being beeten up or having an affair, neither of which shows intelligence. on top of that I would assume that english is not her first language. So enough reasons.
However this book engaged me from the start. The language conveyed the characters very clearly and involved me with the story. In some ways the best part was being immersed in the world that was created. that is not to say that the story line was not also engaging.
will read her again. ( )
  jessicariddoch | May 10, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141043202, Paperback)

Is a death in the family the chance for a new start? When Myrtle's husband, Austin, dies on the bus one morning, everything seems to freeze. But in reality Myrtle has been frozen for nearly forty years, locked into an emotionless marriage. So if the barriers have been lifted, why does she still feel trapped? Her daughters are a mystery to her - one prickly and defensive, the other with a closely guarded secret. And thanks to Austin's cold presence, friends are a rarity. How is a widow supposed to find herself when she's alone and unconfident of her place in the world? But hope might rest with Gianni, the kind stranger in whose arms Austin died. And when nosy neighbour Dorothy discovers Myrtle's sad news, she also refuses to let her wallow. But Myrtle will never move on until she's dealt with her past and the reason for her devotion to Austin. The truth must out, even though the consequences might prove devastating for Myrtle and her daughters...

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Is a death in the family the chance for a new start? When Myrtle's husband, Austin, dies on the bus one morning, everything seems to freeze. But in reality Myrtle has been frozen for nearly 40 years, locked into an emotionless marriage. So if the barriers have been lifted, why does she still feel trapped?… (more)

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