So Much Love

So Much Love

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When Catherine Reindeer vanishes from the parking lot outside the restaurant where she works, an entire community is shattered. Moving back and forth from her outer circle of acquaintances to her closest intimates, So Much Love reveals how an unexpected disappearance can overturn the lives of those left behind: Catherine's fellow waitress now sees danger all around her. Her mother seeks comfort in saying her name over and over again. Her professor finds himself thinking of her constantly. Her husband refuses to give up hope that she will one day return. But at the heart of the novel is Catherine's own surprising story of resilience and recovery. When, after months of captivity, a final devastating loss forces her to make a bold decision, she is unprepared for everything that follows.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780771072437
Branch Call Number: ROSEN
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 21 cm


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ehbooklover Jan 12, 2018

4.5 stars. A beautifully written, powerful, and haunting story that is filled with authentic and amazing characters that will likely stay with me for a while longer. Wow.

Jul 17, 2017

Featured in Canadian Living July 2017 "True North Page Turners"

Jun 26, 2017

I almost didn't read this because my book pile was getting too big. The plot for So Much Love sounds like any other missing girl/murder mystery but the telling is something else. The story comes together with several different perspectives, from those closest to the victims to people who know them only peripherally. I found the relatively small amount of violence to be particularly hard given the way in which the parts were constructed -with, as the title says, so much love. Beautifully constructed and realized novel by a Canadian author.

Jun 15, 2017

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So Much Love, the debut novel from Toronto-based writer Rebecca Rosenblum, is more like a series of thoughtful essays than a collection of chapters. Each of these essays orbits around the common theme of love: its presence, its absence, how it builds, and how it destroys.

The plot of So Much Love traces the ripples of a shocking event in the small university town of Iria, Ontario: the disappearance of university student Catherine Reindeer and, one month before, the same of highschooler Donny Zimmerman. If you’re a fan of thrillers, don’t get too excited. Unlike most kidnapped heroines, Catherine doesn’t screw around. In a refreshing subversion of expectations, she takes the tools and opportunity given to her to make her escape.

But the book isn’t about kidnapping, it’s about love.

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