The Broken Places

The Broken Places

Susan Perabo / Apr 10, 2020
The Broken Places The Broken Places
  • Title: The Broken Places
  • Author: Susan Perabo
  • ISBN: 9780684862347
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
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      • Susan Perabo

        Susan Perabo s novel, The Fall of Lisa Bellow, will be released March 14, 2017 Perabo is also the author of two collections of short stories, Why They Run the Way They Do and Who I Was Supposed to Be, and the novel, The Broken Places Her fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, and New Stories from the South, and has appeared in numerous magazines, including One Story, Glimmer Train, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, and The Sun She is Writer in Residence and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.


    1. I bought this book after reading Perabo s wonderful short story Indulgence in One Story journal Although it doesn t quite contain the punch of the short story which I obviously loved this novel is just as well written It s just quieter The story of the firefighter s son is very compelling, lovingly told and kept me turning pages until the very end Ms Perabo is my favorite kind of writer, smart, literary and telling the sorts of stories I love, about people in interesting situations.

    2. A small town firefighter and the town s school bully drawn together through the collapse of a house sets the stage for this riveting compelling first novel by Susan Perabo Her gift is her ability to convey characterization She seems to think like a man would think and those thoughts come out in the dialogue of her male characters This book started slowly, and I have to admit was laborious to read, but halfway in it started picking up steam and rolling downhill I raced to get to the end.

    3. I loved this story The dynamics of this small town family with a big family history heritage and how quickly a life altering situation can change it was truly compelling I loved how the author slowly unfolded the truth behind the incident without leaving you waiting too long or giving away too much too early This was a great story told well

    4. Beautifully written story of a family in crisis, told from the point of view of a 12 year old boy The author s sense of dialogue is pitch perfect, and even though not a lot happens, the emotional journeys the characters take are well worth following I think a better title for the book would be Necessary Lies, but who asked me

    5. RepetitiousIt was difficult at first to realize the narrator changed frequently It took than three quarters of the way through to learn the secret one character held And then the ending was just too pat and abrupt.

    6. So wanted to love this book but found myself restless and skipping through it quickly No problem with the writing but didn t like the story.

    7. I really liked Perabo s character development This novel looks into the heart of relationships, facing fears, and the phenomenon of heroism.

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