I am often reading several books at one time. When I picked up this novel, I was reading a light non-fiction memoir, and a historical fiction novel. While I was enjoying each of these books, I felt like I needed a wonderful story to pull me in. It turns out While I’m Falling by Laura Moriarity was just what I was looking for. I read it within two days.
I loved getting inside the heads of these characters, navigating the intricacies of right versus wrong, good choices versus bad choices, and the consequences that go along with it.
Moriarty addresses serious issues such as the dissolution of an adult child’s parents’ marriage, and the choices that women have to make (career versus full-time childrearing) with a sort of dark humor. Although some of the topics are fairly heavy, the novel wasn’t at all.
It was a fast-paced read, and I enjoyed each page.
It did exactly what I wanted a novel to do. It pulled me away from my life for a bit, allowing me to escape into someone else’s.
Managing editor Jennifer Donovan probably escapes too much. However, she details the goings-ons of her real life at Snapshot.
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