The cover of this book does not fit the actual story. The cover makes this book seem like a throw away summer read. Instead it is a novel that portrays the lives of three generations of an Irish Catholic family. Sullivan highlights the lives of four women, the matriarch, a daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. I found the stories of these women engrossing. I was sad when the book was coming to an end. I was so engaged that I wanted to know what else occurs for these women in their lives. I rushed out to pick up Commencement, Sullivan’s debut novel, hoping to be immediately captured like I was in Maine. In Sullivan’s case, the second time is the charm. 

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