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doses of Toronto placement thrown in A women trying to come to terms with the anger she begins to eel towards thrown in A women trying to come to terms with the anger she begins to Rocker Babies Wear Jeans feel towards kids sparks deeper thinking to childhood trauma she experienced at the hands of her own mother Interesting stuff right Not here I waited so so so longor a new AM McDonald and this one was a total phone it in Ugh what This book is like someone you suddenly meet who seems like a great new smart riend who is well spoken and who will really get you over long late night talks ueled by wine but who ends up being super crazy pants and obsessed with bullst Pros Title is clever Word choice and whatevves is good Cons Almost etishizing domestic violence and child abuse Ends up being boring Everything Well written and sometimes humorous Adult Onset is not nearly as engaging as Ann Marie MacDonald s other two novels The subject matter although poignant lends itself to MacDonald s signature humour but does not deliver One eels that the book was written as therapy which puts the reader in a difficult position Nevertheless an entertaining book Tough review Remarkable Creatures for me Like so many others I love love AM MacDonald Loved both of her previous novels and think everyone should read them I was so anxious and excited to read this book that I ordered itrom Canada as it is not yet available in the USA I will not summarize the plot many others have done so but I have to say that I had many issues with much of this novel For me much of it elt like a Yuppy tour of Toronto as the protagonist goes about her day she lists the shops and landmarks she passes along the way Over and over again She passes the same neighbors each day I understand that this gives insight into the tedium of the stay at home parent but it is tedious to read Everyday she battles with her toddler and stifles the rage she eels when dealing with the stubbornness of a two year old Been there twice did not need 45 Stars A ascinating riveting book that takes place over one week in the life of a lesbian stay at home mom in Toronto The book skips back a bit occasionally to the childyoung adulthood of the MC Mary Rose aka MR aka Mister but mostly deals with the here and now From the acclaimed bestselling author of 2 beloved classics Adult Onset is a powerful drama about motherhood the dark undercurrents that break and hold amilies together and the power and pressures of love Mary Rose MacKinnon nicknamed MR or Mister is a successful YA author who has made enough rom her writing to semi retire in her early 40s She lives in ,

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Separately in her mind But as herrustrations mount she experiences a Summer Meditations flare up oforgotten symptoms which compel her to rethink her memories of her own childhood and her relationship with her parents With her world threatening to unravel the spectre of domestic violence raises its head with dangerous implications or her life and that of her own childre. Ften inside MR s head It s psychologically rich and complicated dealing with The Stresses Of Motherhood And stresses of motherhood and trauma of physical illness and amilial homophobia It s painfully real a lot of the time but often in that way that makes you eel less alone And in a way that makes you chuckle at the dark humourI listened to the audiobook narrated by the author who s also an actress in addition to being an author I highly recommend experiencing the book this way MacDonald has a wonderful expressive voice and did great different voices and accents or different characters I Could Barely Pull Myself could barely pull myself On the Right Side of a Dream from it at times Plus Ann Marie MacDonald has a super sexy voice 45Review toollow THIS IS THE LESBIAN VERSION OF is the lesbian version of Yellow Wallpaper proving that the stress of motherhood can be debilitating enough even without the added biological weight of postpartum depression this book is a detailed character study of mary rose commonly known as mister who is in the role of stay at home mom in toronto while her wife hilary has gone to calgary to direct a play leaving mister in charge of ive year old matthew and two year old maggie over the course of the week mister struggles with physical pain rom a lingering childhood condition as well as the claustrophobia insomnia and crushing boredom of being the sole caregiver to two energetic children adding to her stress is having to deal with her brother who is going through his own relationship issues and her parents a manic mother whose Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II forgetfulness and irrational behavior might be the signs of something serious and her belovedather with whom she is suddenly unable to communicate being without hilary makes her second guess the strength of their relationship and mourn Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq for the carefree sexilled lives they left behind when they became parents as the week drags on mister is plagued by the uotidien irritants of misplaced paperwork and her own increased Michelin Green Guide Normandy forgetfulness as well as memories resurfacing that cause her to uestion what she thought she knew of her past as she also experiences shocking moments of violent rage and impulses to self harm and the icing on the emotional whirlwind is the writer s block currently immobilizing her after the success of herirst two young adult novels causes riends and ans to clamor or a third book in the trilogy that s a lot of plot and there s even i haven t gone into here but macdonald layers her. Comfortable Toronto neighbourhood with her partner Hilary a busy theatre director and their 2 young children Matthew and Maggie trying valiantly and often hilariously to balance her creative pursuits with domestic demands and the various challenges that mostly solo parenting presents As a child Mary Rose suffered rom an illness long since cured and iled. Adult Onset