I absolutely loved Mrs. Everything, and I cried during the last chapter. That doesn’t happen very often. This book is the saga of the two Kaufman sisters, starting in the 1950’s in Detroit and taking us through their lives in the present day. Important points in the story are immigrants, ethnicity, homosexuality, race, rape and mother/daughter relationships. None of this is crammed down our throats, though, nor placed gratuitously in the book. It all flows and creates a very realistic portrait of these two women.
While the book is 400-plus pages, it never dragged and the length was important to tell the full story. I appreciated the detail of historical events that took place during that time so I could place myself in the timeline. The pop culture references made it all seem so realistic, in the same way that similar references in the Forrest Gump movie did.
I had not read anything by this author until now, and I was so glad to find her. I can’t wait for other people I know to read it so we can discuss it! - Rosanna (Admin)