Apologize, Apologize!

Apologize, Apologize!

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Coming of age on Martha's Vineyard, Collie, struggles to find his place wihtin his wildly wealthy, hyperarticulate, resolutely crazy Irish-Catholic family: a philandering father, incorrigible brother, pigeon-racing unlce, radical activist mother, and domineering media mogul grandfather. It is a world where chaos is exhilaratingly constant, where money is of no object. Yet it is one where the tings Collie wants--understanding, stability, a sense of belonging--cannot be bought for any price.--From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, c2010
ISBN: 9780446406154
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 21 cm


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Aug 12, 2014

Apologize, apologize by Elizabeth Kelly

This book is filled with the most outrageous characters and their verbal fencing is hilarious. ( If I wasn't allergic to birds I'd become a pigeon coach). Although it is quite funny it also has its dark side . I went into this book thinking it would all be just one laugh but tragedy shows up and the characters all have to deal with it in their own way. I found it a little hard going after that but I still enjoyed it and would recommend it .There is redemption lots of dogs, and pigeons.

Mar 12, 2014

A gem! It makes every other dysfunctional family one has read about. The author's style keeps the reader turning the pages. It is possible to have sympathy for Collie. When one, like Collie, grows up surrounded such strong and self-center personalities stronger than he it is easy to fall into a state of self pity. In the end one is not sure whether it is better to shake him while telling him to grow-up or feel sympathy for him and his life in life.

Mar 21, 2013

This book is a gem....beautiful marriage of top-of-the-line writing and out-loud laughter. Characters are outrageously preposterous which makes them maddenly but happily out of reach.Elizabeth Kelly is a first-rate writer.


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