Josie runs from her life as a dentist, and decides to drive with her young son and daughter through the Alaskan wilderness. On Goodreads, this novel is dubbed as “a powerful examination of contemporary life”. Really?! I say it’s about a mom making bad decisions, overthinking, meeting interesting characters, and seeking redemption. I think I read the whole book because I wanted to see if they all survive. And although I didn’t like Josie, I always like Eggers’ writing. However, I’ve seen reader reviews that talk of his inaccuracies regarding Alaska. My son was a preemie (like the novel’s daughter) and Eggers gets those details wrong too. Think he could stand to do better research.
Gwenamon says: OK