[Currently Reading] We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.


Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind.

Now her adored older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self, her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man.

And Fern, Rosemary’s beloved sister, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief? Fern’s is a fate the family, in all their innocence, could never have imagined.


This kind of book is not something I’d usually read but it’s been sitting in my TBR for the longest time so when I came across it in the library in almost mint condition, I had to grab it.

So far it’s been an interesting read. The timeline jumps all around and the prose is a little too Quirky for my tastes but it has still made for a captivating read. It’s a rather hectic week for me school-wise though, so I guess it will take me a while to get through this.


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