È l’estate del 1994, a Cooperstown, New York, quando Joanie Cole, amata matriarca della famiglia Obermeyer, muore nel sonno, lasciando solo e smarrito l’anziano coniuge, ospite riluttante della famiglia della figlia. Per la prima volta tre generazioni si trovano a vivere insieme sotto lo stesso tetto, e rapidamente le rispettive, fragili orbite cominciano a collidere. In casa della figlia Anne, l’ottantaseienne Bob si sente sperduto, mentre la stessa Anne nutre sempre maggiori sospetti verso le cene mancate e i rientri a tarda sera del marito Hugh. Hugh, dal canto suo, direttore di scuola materna, è terrorizzato all’idea che una goffa scappatella possa far scoppiare uno scandalo e devastare la sua vita. La quindicenne Julia è intrappolata in un triangolo amoroso con Sam e Carl, i suoi migliori amici e compagni di squadra di tennis, mentre il diciottenne Teddy, popolare lanciatore della squadra di baseball locale, è testimone di qualcosa che cambierà il destino della sua famiglia per sempre. Complice il ritrovamento di un vecchio libro-scandalo di tanti, tanti anni prima... Con un ironico e insieme commovente sguardo all’interno delle confuse imperfezioni della famiglia, dell’amore, dell’adolescenza e della paura di crescere, L’amore in gioco è un irresistibile racconto sul diventare adulti: a ogni età.
- ISBN: 8833923940
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 294
Rating = 3.5 stars "Marge's nakedness was a sliver of earthbound moonlight." So begins The Sex Cure , a novel based in truth that rocked the community of Cooperstown, New York back in 1962. Character names and occupations were poorly disguised, and residents lived in fear that their indiscretions were Leggi tutto
Where would we be without relationships, and the difficulties we encounter with them? If I had the answer to that question, I'd be the wisest person alive, but I do know one thing—the literary world is so much richer because the course of love, and relationships, rarely run smoothly. At the start of Leggi tutto
I received this novel as an ARC from Henry Holt Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Where to start? OK. I found this novel difficult to read. I didn't give up on it because I kept looking for a hook or an eureka moment that could pull me in, let me spiral into the hearts and Leggi tutto
With the power and grace of a strong forehand swing, Love All introduces one of fiction’s most endearing families—a family as real as your own. How does Callie Wright manage to make falling in love heartbreaking, and losing the love of your life heartwarming? How does a single week manage to feel as Leggi tutto
There was this distinct classroom session I had in a class I can’t even remember now where we discussed the theory that men are biologically programmed to cheat. They may love their wives to death, the affair could mean nothing but still, it’s the male nature to have as many sexual partners as possi Leggi tutto
Love All is a very intelligent and involving debut novel. It takes place in Cooperstown in 1994, a small town in upstate New York. The town and its people are as much of the story as are the plot and the characters. The story is told back and forth in time, and from the different vantage points of t Leggi tutto
See my full review here: http://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wor... I love stories about family dramas. No matter how many times authors throw the standard elements into their novel – love, infidelity, an overbearing parent, an absent parent, a sibling rival – the finished result is always different. I Leggi tutto
Love All is a character-driven story that focuses on the perpetual and intricate currents that run through the life of a family. What happens when members of a family are so busy that their lives are "played out in separate spaces"? How does it feel to be elderly and in need of our children and gran Leggi tutto
This novel about a family teetering on the edge of crisis is fine. The Obermeyers live in Cooperstown and one of the more engaging parts of this book is the portrait of small town America and lives lived in a fishbowl. Hugh Obermeyer is the principle of a preschool. A playground accident of one of h Leggi tutto
I liked the kids. I did not like the cheating. I liked the no-ending.
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