Home Repair



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Can lighting really strike twice? Just ask Eve, whose husband walks out on her in the middle of a garage sale

Eve's beloved Ivan died thirteen years ago in an automobi Can lighting really strike twice? Just ask Eve, whose husband walks out on her in the middle of a garage saleEve's beloved Ivan died thirteen years ago in an automobile accident Her charming, boyish Chuck has taken a different exit out of her life: hopping into his car in the middle of a garage sale with no forewarning and departing their formerly happy upstate New York home for points unknown Now Eve's a boat adrift, subsisting on a heartbreak diet of rue, disappointment, and woeleft alone to care for Ivan's brilliant teenaged son, Marcus, and Chuck's precocious, pragmatic nineyearold daughter, Noni, while contending with Charlotte, Eve's acerbic mother, who's come north to help but hinders insteadBut life ultimately must go on, with its highs and lows, its traumas and holidays, and wellmeaning, if eccentric, friends A house and a heart in disrepair are painful burdens for a passionate woman who's still in her prime And while learning to cope with the large and small tragedies that each passing day brings, Eve might end up discovering that she's gained much than she's lostA poignant, lovely, funny, and ultimately uplifting story of love, family, and survival, Liz Rosenberg's Home Repair is an unforgettable introduction to a lyrical, wise, and wonderfully vibrant new literary voice.Home Repair

Liz Rosenberg is an American poet, novelist, children's book author, and book reviewer She is currently a professor of English at Binghamton University.

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Home Repair
  • Liz Rosenberg
  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • 9780061734564

10 thoughts on “Home Repair

  1. says:

    I read an Advance Review Copy too and I think this book is amazing. The first reviewer must be a moron. Nothing happens? A woman's husband walks out on her in the middle of a tag sale-- which is hilarious and sad. Her mother moves to town. Some people fall in love. Enemies turn into friends. This woman has to hold it together when everything is falling apart. There are unexpected deaths, a lot of comedy, and at the end there's a marriage. Its like saying nothing happens in War & Peace. Life happens, ok? This book is awesome, I would read anything else Rosenberg writes.

  2. says:

    Loved this one. My wife was reading it, and I started and then could not put it down. Having been left alone in the middle of my own life, I could definitely relate-- and I loved the touches of humor. The kids were my favorite characters, and some of the minor characters have stayed in my mind which is one way I know I've read a great book. Noticed this is Rosenberg's first adult novel-- wish she'd hurry up and write another.

  3. says:

    While the story-line makes for a page-turner that I wanted to devour in one sitting, I allowed myself (for the most part—toward the end I couldn’t stop) to savor the beautiful writing: the rich and varied voices of the characters, the details that so vividly convey place and the gentle but firm humor. I feel sorry for the next book I try to read, as Home Repair is a very hard act to follow.

  4. says:

    Home Repair, Liz Rosenberg’s novel, is a book I started midday, thinking I would dip into at a leisurely pace. After a couple of chapters, life beckoned and I had to put it down. That night, at 3:00 A.M., I was wide awake wondering just how all these lovable, wacky, real characters were faring. I couldn’t put the book down again until all reports were in.
    There’s such artistry here. The plot zigzags with second act surprises and laugh-out-loud dialogue. No other novel I have read in the last few years translates the absurd chaos of day-to-day living with such lyricism and freshness. Minor characters, well drawn and vivid, pile one upon another, almost like a Chinese fire drill, all good medicine in their own wacky ways.
    This book explores heartbreak and resilience. After her husband walks out on her at a garage sale, Eve, the main character, is left trying to figure out how to proceed. Her heart’s hollowed out – not just by husbands who disappear, but by the fabric of life itself, and all the awful changes that come unbidden - but who has time? There are children to care for, co-workers with unfinished projects, strangers with odd requests ringing doorbells, dogs begging for walks…
    In this novel things get better, raucous even, in the process of one foot in the front of the other, just hanging in there. Rosenberg gets the push-pull just right of loving teenagers who drive you wild and mothers who forget you’ve grown up. By the last page, we are virtually convinced that whatever healing we might need from life’s tragedies is available to us just around the corner, right where we live, perhaps in a place as unlikely as Rec Park or Emerald Gardens.
    You will love this book. It’s tender, funny and true as the best fiction often is.

  5. says:

    I am fussy as heck but really liked this book. It seems to me far superior to most of the books that have been so highly touted this spring and summer. I'd much rather read a book like Home Repair than the Water for Elephants, Secret Life of Bees, or even that Potato Peel club. Enjoyed the beauty of the prose here and the twists and turns the characters take. Again, don't want to include a spoiler but there were some genuine plot surprises here that knocked me out.

  6. says:

    Really loving it so far. Look forward to getting home from work so I can keep on with the story. Favorite part: teenage kid wears a t shirt that says Cat: the other white meat. I also like the Jewish grandma from Tennessee. Surprising characters. Nice mix of funny and sad. I keep thinking this would make a great movie.

  7. says:

    3.5 stars

  8. says:

    It was suggested to me that I read this book. A friend of the author had read my blog and told me this book might be one I’d like. I’ve been wary of books offered up to me. Lately I’ve had nothing but disappointments.

    Not this book. Not sure how the friend of the author knew this, but this book was an absolutely perfect match for me…a main character, Eve, who has been widowed and now abandoned by a second husband, leaving his family during a garage sale, no less. Left with two kids to raise. A shaky job. Odd and unstable friends. A cranky mother.

    Doesn’t sound like we’re going to see a happily-ever-after ending here. But strangely we do, though not in ways we’d ever expect. The author has that wonderful ability to take life seriously while also laughing it off. A lovely read.

  9. says:

    Best novel I've read so far this year. Laugh out loud funny. Great book about being dumped when you least expect it.

  10. says:

    very much enjoyed this book, will add it to my permanent library. reads very quickly

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