And how we grapple with our own
Personal Histories The Core Mystery Keeps You histories The core mystery eeps you pages and the ending although unexpected is supremely satisfying it has one of my favorite last lines in recent memory Highly recommend for someone looking for a fun lyrical read I tried I really did maybe if i was a bit intellectual i d have had the wherewithal to finish Interesting story of a US bookseller and her mission to track down an Italian customer of eclectic books Dry in parts but it was the authors wit that ept me from waving the white flag sooner I wanted to love this book but it felt *So Slow And Redundant The Premise Of The Story Was *slow and redundant The premise of the story was but I had a really hard time connecting to the characters The story was a great thought but just did not feel like it was executed well I had to eep starting the book over again In the end I don t think I d purchase this again or but it for others I received this book from GoodreadsThe Vietri Project is a dawdling slug of a book about a 25 year old woman that hyperfixates on an old man in Rome instead of getting therapyNot
saying The Vietri Project was terrible I just don t have the patience to read The Vietri Project was terrible I just don t have the patience to read a 25 year old that already thinks she s old able to comfortably travel Europe and actively ignores a large family that loves her Someone else may find sentiment in this book but I didn Er unexpectedly closer to her own painful past and complicated family history an Italian mother diagnosed with schizophrenia and institutionalized during her childhood and an extended family in Rome still recovering from the losses and betrayals in their past Through these voices and histories Gabriele will discover what it means to be a person in the world; a member of a family and a citizen of a country and how reconciling these stories may be the ey to understanding her own. Stopped reading this book halfway through because nothing was happening Picked it up again last week and finished it There were a couple of interesting ideas but overall it was disappointing Not a fan of self discovery type books and this character wasn t interesting enough for
me to care what happened i received this to care what happened I received this as an ARC from
*a good reads contest and as a thank you I m leaving an honest review I really thought I *good reads contest and as a thank you I m leaving an honest review I really thought I enjoy this book the story of a girl working in a bookstore deciding to look up a customer and ask him about his orders *seemed like a great little story idea And the parts of the story *like a great little story idea And the parts of the story she was looking for him or interacting with her family were good but geez the writing style of this book is horrible It s just like one long rambling train of thought There s no course for this book no story arc and no real ending I m just utterly disappointed I feel like I got tricked into reading this book by the cute synopsis given A gorgeously written intimate mesmerizing book Who doesn t love a uest As the protagonist seeks out her mysterious Italian gentleman The Vietri Project traverses fascinating devastating vignettes of humanity spanning early anti communism pre World War II to Europe s refugee crisis fo This book just does not seem to really now what its about It wanders from random Italian history event. A search for a mysterious customer in Rome leads a young bookseller to confront the complicated history of her family and that of Italy itself in this achingly intimate debut with echoes of Lily King and Elif BatumanWorking at a bookstore in Berkeley in the years after college Gabriele becomes intrigued by the orders of signor Vietri a customer from Rome whose numerous purchases grow increasingly mystical and esoteric Restless and uncertain of her future Gabriele uits her job To another bringing in various characters about whom we Grounding Grounded Theory know little And Inow that published authors *can get away with loosening up rules for sentence structure grammar and punctuation but the *get away with loosening up rules for sentence structure grammar and punctuation but the s rampant run on sentences and comma splices simply make for confusing sentences and tedious reading rather than creative descriptions The narrator seems whiney rather than lost I received a copy of this book from goodreads in return for a honest review The idea of the story sounded so interesting A girl going to Rome to look for this man who was always buying multiple unusual books from the bookstore where she worked in California Turns out it wasn t interesting at all So many stories that really had nothing to do with anything were thrown in The author s writing style was so drawn out Endless sentences filled with commas I found myself just skimming through towards the end just to get to the resolution which never appeared Would not recommend to my friends This was one of my favorite reads in a long time It s a beautiful take on a coming of age novel and even a better a later stage coming of age I
loved that the narrator was in her mid20s and still felt listless and without direction something I think many that the narrator was in her mid20s and still felt listless and without direction something I think many us can relate to The author beautifully intertwines how we grapple with larger histories and horrors on a country wide scale. Nd landing in Rome decides to look up Vietri Unable to locate him she begins a uest to unearth the well concealed facts of his lifeFollowing a trail of obituaries and military records a memoir of life in a village forgotten by modernity and the court records of a communist murder trial Gabriele meets an eclectic assortment of the city’s inhabitants from the widow of an Italian prisoner of war to members of a generation set adrift by the financial crisis Each encounter draws ,
With You All the Way
Ada’s life is a mess. She just caught her boyfriend cheating on her after a humiliating attempt at losing her virginity, and she’s had it up to here with her gorgeous older sister’s unsolicited advice.
But things really hit the fan during a family vacation in Hawaii, where Ada discovers her own mother is having an affair. Apparently, everyone is falling into bed with people they shouldn’t. Everyone except Ada. But when Ada decides she’s going to stop trying and start doing—sex, that is—her best laid plan overlooks an inconvenient truth:
Feelings, romantic or not, always get in the way.