The maze of motherhood, marriage and womanhood has been entangled, detangled and revealed in The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore. Through a vivid, honest and raw depiction of a relationship gone awry between a young husband and wife, Moore succeeds in weaving in complicated family relationships such as that between mothers and daughters, siblings as well as that of in laws.
The Arrivals is a perfect book for summer reading, as it will grab you and pull you into the storyline. It is very likely that any reader will be able to identify with at least part of one of the characters, or perhaps like me be able to identify with a little bit of each character. Motherhood, being a sister, a daughter and a sister-in-law – it can be wonderful, it can be complicated and it can be challenging. In The Arrivals the intricate and complex make up of a family unit is examined up close with a bit of humor and a great insight.
I enjoyed reading The Arrivals, and I give it five out of five stars.
About The Author:
Meg Mitchell Moore Meg worked as a journalist for many years, and her work has been published in Yankee, Continental, Women’s Health, Advertising Age and other business and consumer magazines. She received a B.A. from Providence College and a master’s degree in English Literature from New York University. The Arrivals is her first novel, and she is set to release her second novel in 2012.
Moore lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband and their three children.
Author: Meg Mitchell Moore
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown and Company (May 25, 2011)
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The Arrivals by Meg Mitchell Moore from Hachette Bookgroup, for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway in connection with The Arrivals book tour. I did not receive any monetary compensation, and the opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.