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Losing Clementine: A Novel (edition 2012)

by Ashley Ream

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Title:Losing Clementine: A Novel
Authors:Ashley Ream
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2012), Edition: Original, Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
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Tags:fiction, ARC, artist, suicide

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An artist who suffers from maniac depression gives herself 30 days to tie up loose ends and plan her suicide. The story explores her relationships with her ex husband, her cat, her assistant and her estranged father. Although the premise of the book sounds depressing, it is actually quite funny and moves at a great pace with each chapter being one of the 30 days. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
An artist who suffers from maniac depression gives herself 30 days to tie up loose ends and plan her suicide. The story explores her relationships with her ex husband, her cat, her assistant and her estranged father. Although the premise of the book sounds depressing, it is actually quite funny and moves at a great pace with each chapter being one of the 30 days. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
An interesting read. It was witty, biting, sad, revealing and well-written.
Clementine has severe bi-polar, and she has decided to commit suicide in 30 days.
This novel was a 30-day count down to that event.
Really enjoyable. ( )
  coolmama | Jan 7, 2013 |
A funny, sarcastic book about a woman preparing to commit suicide (yes … you read that right), Losing Clementine is Ream’s debut novel and it is good! Clementine is a successful artist who lives with her beloved cat (in fact, one of her pre-suicide tasks is finding a suitable home for the cat). Her primary relationships center on her confusing interactions with her ex-husband, her rivalry with a fellow artist, and the recent firing of her supportive assistant. Tired of being depressed and dealing with various mental health issues, Clementine decides “enough is enough” and gives herself 30 days to get her affairs in order. However, as she tidies up the loose ends of her life (including the fate of her absentee father), she finds that life may have more to offer her than she first thought. I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but this book is really quite life-affirming, and I suspect you’ll enjoy exploring Clementine’s psyche as much as I did. I’m excited to see what Ream writes next as this was a great start to her career. ( )
  Jenners26 | Jan 5, 2013 |
Funniest serious novel about suicide I've ever read! Truthfully, a realistic look at the impact of depression on the will to live, from an author with a huge sense of humor and a sharp eye for detail. I will definitely read her next book. ( )
  cherilove | Aug 30, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062093630, Paperback)

In thirty days Clementine Pritchard will be finished with her last painting and her life.

World-renowned artist and sharp-tongued wit Clementine Pritchard has decided that she's done. After flushing away a medicine cabinet full of prescriptions, she gives herself thirty days to tie up loose ends—finish one last painting, make nice with her ex-husband, and find a home for her cat. Clementine plans to spend the month she has left in a swirl of art-world parties, manic work sessions, and outrageous acts—but what she doesn't expect is to uncover secrets surrounding the tragedy that befell her mother and sister. In an ending no one sees coming, will we lose Clementine or will we find her?

A bold debut from an exciting new voice, Losing Clementine is a wonderfully entertaining and poignant novel about unanticipated self-discovery that features one of the most irresistible, if deeply flawed, characters to grace contemporary fiction in years.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:10 -0400)

"A new writer makes her fiction debut with a tale involving a renowned artist's impending suicide"--

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