The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller

The book begins with middle aged Pippa married to Herb who is 30 years her senior. We are then taken back to her childhood and the bizarre relationship with her mother and then the book also focuses on the relationship with her own daughter Grace, who has a twin brother Ben.

I found this a weird and wonderful read that had me absolutely engrossed. Even though the start was slow, I found travelling through the book to be an emotional experience. It definitely felt like Pippa had lost a part of herself and she was just waiting for the moment where she could reconnect with her whole. Through her life she meets some interesting characters and is drawn to some of them and feels herself repelled by others.

I felt the book came to a fitting conclusion and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to those that have travelled through some dark times in their life.


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