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A Scattered Life
by Karen McQuestion

Published: 2010-08-10
Paperback : 255 pages
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?Most people have everything they need to be happy.? The words latched onto some part of Skyla's brain. She repeated the phrase to herself while she rang up books and stocked shelves. It had a certain resonance to it, but she doubted it was true.

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?Most people have everything they need to be happy.? The words latched onto some part of Skyla's brain. She repeated the phrase to herself while she rang up books and stocked shelves. It had a certain resonance to it, but she doubted it was true.

Free-spirit Skyla Plinka has found the love and stability she always wanted in her reliable husband Thomas. Settling into her new family and roles as wife and mother, life in rural Wisconsin is satisfying, but can?t seem to quell Skyla's growing sense of restlessness. Her only reprieve is her growing friendship with neighbor Roxanne, who has five kids (and counting) and a life in constant disarray ? but also a life filled with laughter and love.

Much to the dismay of her intrusive mother-in-law, Audrey, Skyla takes a part-time job at the local bookstore and slowly begins to rediscover her voice, independence and confidence. Throughout one pivotal year in the life of Skyla, Audrey and Roxanne, all three very different women will learn what it means to love unconditionally. With the storytelling ingenuity of Anne Tyler, the writing talent of Jodi Picoult, and the subtlty of Alice Munro, McQuestion offers a satisfying debut that proves she is a gifted portraitist, a natural storyteller and an author to watch.

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  "Women - How we show our love"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 06/07/11

Friends loving each other unconditionally is the theme of Karen McQuestion's novel "A Scattered Life". We are so different as mothers, grandmothers, friends; how we show our love, organizat... (read more)

 
  "We are not the same."by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 05/18/11

Friends loving each other unconditionally is the theme of Karen McQuestion's novel "A Scattered Life". We are so different as mothers, grandmothers, friends; how we show our love, how we ar... (read more)

 
  "Lovely"by wtomczyk (see profile) 02/05/11

I really enjoyed the women in this novel, they all seemed like women I know. This story reminds you to be thankful for what you have.

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