Other People's Children

Other People's Children

Book - 2000
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With her sensitive eye and unerring ear, Joanna Trollope, author of "The Best of Friends", explores the hard-won truths and often harder to overcome difficulties of stepfamilies: coping with present and former husbands and wives, and above all, with other people's children.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2000, c1998.
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780425174371
0425174379
Branch Call Number: FICTION Trollope Joanna
Characteristics: 352 p. ;,21 cm.

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ownedbydoxies
Dec 12, 2014

Very good, as usual with this author, although having myself been on the receiving end of similar trials, I did have an issue with the ending of this book, as it seemed to wrap up a little too easily and neatly.

WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

In the mine-fields of blended families, Trollope is fearless and unsentimental as she looks at the situation from all angles—from that of the motherless adult daughter who thwarts her brother’s as well as her father’s relationships, to the terrible teens who want to protect their ineffectual, selfish mother. All through this web of human connections she keeps you involved by empathising with the characters and with the very idea of family life.

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Rhonda J. Roy
Dec 22, 2010

A story of step-families; a lot about relationships broken, protected, about jealousies and discomfort, about loyalties, pettines, self-absorption, passivity; the whole range of family emotions.

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