Each chapter is written from the perspective of different characters, helping readers learn what made these damaged people the way they are ... colorful supporting characters ... Slowly revealing secrets from the past and adding a mysterious disappearance and people who need love but can't express it properly, Higgins...hits it out of the park with her trademark depth, emotion, and dash of humor. Her fans will love this book, which will attract a wide new readership of family fiction.
The mixture of generations with differing problems, consequences, and thoughts blend to make this an interesting read ... A moving tale of despair, heartache, and trying to mend fences offers mystery, surprise, and an unexpected togetherness among an unlikely group.
Higgins...is back with a beautiful story that eloquently captures the raw emotions of abandonment and grief ... Higgins makes each voice distinct, using language that clearly illustrates each character’s age and intellect. There are some intense scenes that will break readers’ hearts. This work is a perfect example of the ways a multi-generational family copes with loss on a variety of levels. Excellent for those who enjoyed Bev Thomas’ A Good Enough Mother.
...an in-depth look at how that horrific tragedy caused innumerable ripples in so many lives ... Life and Other Inconveniences includes many points of view, with each character's personality remarkably distinct and unique ... The plot itself is complex in the best possible way, providing not only depth of character but also depth of story. There were so many layers and innumerable themes ... the raw, real, honest (and sometimes humorous) prose kept me engaged ... In short, this book is 'all kinds of fabulous,' and I would most definitely recommend it to those who love emotional family dramas.
...full of shocking secrets, surprising twists, and unexpected grace ... Higgins explores another set of deeply affecting topics using engaging characters and a full spectrum of realistic emotions: humor, anger, anguish, and pride, among others, but above all, hope. Funny, heart-wrenching, insightful, and lovely.
Higgins’s deeply moving contemporary story of three generations of strong-willed women doesn’t allow anyone to be a simple hero or villain ... Readers will be riveted as the well-drawn characters uncover one another’s hidden depths and heal old wounds. This rich and memorable story will instantly win readers over.