A Million Little Things

A Million Little Things

Book - 2017
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From the bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and The Friends We Keep comes a twisty tale of family dynamics that explores what can go terribly, hysterically wrong when the line between friendship and family blurs... 

Zoe Saldivar is more than just single--she's ALONE. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation. 

Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated--her first new friend is Jen's widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen's brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think "alone" doesn't sound so bad, after all. 

Friendship isn't just one thing--it's a million little things, and no one writes them with more heart and humor than book club sensation Susan Mallery.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA, [2017]
ISBN: 9780778330912
Branch Call Number: FIC Malle
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 25 cm.

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Doobie2_0
Sep 25, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. It's a good read.

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pktab
Jun 17, 2017

I always enjoy Susan Mallory's books. I consider them "fluff" books. This one, however, had a bit more "meat" to it and I enjoyed it even more. I intend to read more of the Mischief Bay novels.

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Liselara
Jun 05, 2017

I found the book predictable; if you've read Mallery before, she always introduces some serious issues and they are all happily resolved somehow or another. However, in this novel, she really captures the hover-mother syndrome. I've seen this scenario several times and I cringe, if not recoil, when I witness this. So please, if you know a smother-mother, give this book as a gift. That topic is written with surprising understanding and compassion with an interesting twist.

A good novel that is easy to read. The character of Jen is so familiar in today's times. The over anxious, anal retentive mother that hampers her child more than helps him can resonate with many of us and is a good wake up call. I found the plot a bit thin and the ending just a little too tidy and predictable.

awaddell May 26, 2017

Really wishing the ending was better.. the second book in this series was much better!

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PaulaSuzanneLee
Apr 22, 2017

I loved this book. A good book about family dynamics and relationships and what happens when life gets in the way.

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