I just finished reading The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. I LOVE her writing style! She’s so refreshingly honest and incredibly real.
Ms. Corrigan does a mix of flash-back type chapters and current time chapters which go together really well. The flash-back chapters are still told from the view of “adult” Kelly, so your brain doesn’t have to do that ka-thunk that sometimes happens when too many different points of view are in the same book.
I loved reading about times when she knew she was being unreasonable, but she just couldn’t help it – who hasn’t been there? And how she works through things like being jealous of her husband’s relationship with his parents – even though she has her own very strong one.
The dynamics of Kelly and her siblings rang incredibly true as well – both in the flash-backs and the present day chapters. The love-hate relationships that were actually mostly love with a dab of frustration mixed in
The Middle Place is a fun, fast read that will make you laugh and make you cry. I’d highly recommend it!