How To Talk To A Widower - Jonathan Tropper

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How To Talk To A Widower - Jonathan Tropper

When Doug Parker married Hailey - beautiful, smart and ten years older - he left his carefree Manhattan life behind to live with her and her teenage s...

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published 25/01/2010 | William999
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"Wow, not what I expected"

Have just read this book for our book club. Once you realise that it's written by an American male, set in America and get used to the 'strong language' you are off on a Roller Coaster ride. As a male I (think) I can relate to how Doug handled his situation. It made me laugh out loud and made me sad, I think the saddest part was when his Dad "took control" in the Hospital when Doug was shot, he just kicked back in to his Doctor role. Jonathan Tropper made all his characters come to life, his relationship with his sisters was realistic, (having two myself, I now) also how he handled Russ, showed how much he loved and cared about him. It was a most enjoyable book.

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  • doctorstrange published 25/01/2010
    I would have at least liked to know the author's style of writing! Not much help just giving me just your thoughts and feelings on the events occurring in the novel.
  • dynamicnurse published 25/01/2010
    Apart from the title, what is this book actually on? This review gives me no indication about anything that is in the book, so please add a lot more information. Also, how much I can expect to pay for it and from where.
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When Doug Parker married Hailey - beautiful, smart and ten years older - he left his carefree Manhattan life behind to live with her and her teenage son, Russ, in the suburbs. Three years later, Hailey has been dead for a year, and Doug, a widower at 29, just wants to drown himself in self-pity and Jack Daniels. But his family has other ideas...Russ is furious with Doug for not adopting him after Hailey died, and has fallen in with a bad crowd. Claire, Doug's irrepressible and pregnant twin sister, has just left her husband and moved in, uninvited, determined to turn his life around. Then there's Debbie, their younger sister, engaged to Doug's ex-best friend and maniacally determined to pull of the perfect wedding at any cost. Soon, Doug finds himself trying to forge a relationship with Russ, reconnecting with his own eccentric nuclear family, and reluctantly dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time-around dating scene. It isn't long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control...

Product Details

Type: Fiction

Genre: Modern Fiction

Title: How To Talk To A Widower

Author: Jonathan Tropper

Publisher: Orion

Number of Pages: 352

Edition: Paperback

ISBN: 0385338902; 0385338910; 0752885758; 0752885766; 075289319X

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