Sunday, July 12, 2009

~Book Review - The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow~


Molly Marx is thirty-five years old when she passes away under "mysterious" circumstances. Was it murder? An accident? Suicide? Her family and friends are left with a lot of unanswered questions. While her death is being investigated, Molly watches from where she is...a place called The Duration. For a limited amount of time after her death, Molly will be able to watch her family and friends move on, and live their lives without her.

Molly's main interest is her 4 year old daughter Annabel. Watching her continue to grow up without her is not easy, especially since her philandering husband has a girlfriend that is moving right into the spot that Molly just vacated as wife and mother.

Molly relives her time on earth with lightheartedness and humor. While the story does not describe the place where Molly is now, The Duration, it instead focuses on her life before and after her passing.

From her cheating husband, boisterious sister, interfering mother-in-law and her sometime-lover,Molly's diatribe is spirited and lively. Her character is one that you will fall in love with, and will have you laughing out loud.

Four Stars
Ballantine Books 2009
ISBN: 978-0-345-50620-7











9 comments:

Anna said...

Glad you liked this one. I received a copy, too, and I'm looking forward to reading it.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

missy, thank you for this post! I think I'll order a couple copies for a couple of friends who might find this entertaining after loss!

Scrap girl said...

It sounds like a light hearted version of Lovely Bones. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Dar said...

Glad to see you liked this one. I'm going to be starting it this week I think. Hope you're having a great Sunday Missy!

Dar said...

Errrrrg, blogger is being very nasty today.

Glad to see you liked this one. I'm going to be starting it this week I think. Hope you're having a great Sunday Missy!

Linda Ellen said...

I'm happy you liked it. My bookstore didn't have one in store, so I ordered it and just got it yesterday. I hope I'll like it too.

Btw, I have something for you to pick up over at my blog. =)

http://bambireads.blogspot.com/2009/07/humane-award.html

bookjourney said...

Hi Missy, this book sounds good.... different.

Jess said...

Hi Missy,

I am running an online book club this month and we will be discussing The Late, Lamented Molly Marx. The discussion post will go up on Monday, July 27 and author Sally Koslow will be stopping by during the day to comment and answer reader questions. Please join us!

Thanks,
jess
barney's book blog

Jess said...

Hi Missy,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. The discussion went well, we didn't have a big turnout but it was only the first month so I am hoping that it will grow from here. We are picking our next book right now and if you have the time I would love for you to join us. Just go to: http://barneysbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/barneys-online-book-club-vote-for.html for more info.

Thanks,
jess
barney's book blog

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