“A combination of attitudes toward single parents, women in the work place, Jewish people in a gentile neighborhood, threat of Communism, with a missing child and its effects during the 1950s-60s made for a good read.”see full review » see other reviews »
“A combination of attitudes toward single parents, women in the work place, Jewish people in a gentile neighborhood, threat of Communism, with a missing child and its effects during the 1950s-60s made for a good read.”Sherilyn W wrote this review Thursday, October 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked the book as it dealt with many and a variety of issues. For example, a Jewish, attractive, divorced, single working mom raising a son.This women is constantly questioning and discovering who she is and how to survive. There is a kidnapping of the boy next door and how that incident affects all the characters in the book. The reader keeps on as you want to know what happened to that boy and everyone one else!!”Barbara B. Connolly wrote this review Thursday, September 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I think of the 1950s I have an ideal picture of what life looked like, and impart it did. IS THIS TOMORROW by Caroline Leavitt takes place then but the ideal picture is not what life looked like for Ava and her son, Lewis. Ava was an attractive divorced woman, a Jewish woman, who worked and was raising her twelve year old son alone. Ava trying to give her son the best she could, moved him into a peaceful suburb where doors were left unlocked and the children ran free. The mother and son were outcasts, but were managing. Lewis made good friends with the widows children, Rose and Jimmy. But life became even more complicated when Jimmy goes missing.
After becoming adults, Rose and Lewis reconnect trying to figure out what really did happen to Jimmy that night. What they find might just tear them apart.
IS THIS TOMORROW for me was what my kids were asking, because I couldn't put this novel down! The story is so full of questions and suspense and once you get an answer there are more questions and then even more questions!
I was pulled into the lives, the stories, the heartache of all the different characters. The portrayal of mother/son dynamic was fabulously written. I haven't felt so immersed in a story in some time. The change of viewpoint of a number of different characters really just grabbed a hold of me. You didn't feel the jerking of moving from one character to another, Leavitt's writing is flawless.
I really had no idea what to expect as far as how the story would end, but I sat there stunned. The tragedy was so...oh wait you don't want me to spoil it for you!
I was left not wanting this story to end and I am highly recommending! ”
“Interesting plot.”Melissa wrote this review Monday, July 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“recommended by Peggy”Ellen M wrote this review Sunday, July 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“1950's - a neighborhood boy goes missing without a clue. Ten years later how his loss affected those closest to him and their inability to move on.”mitzi b wrote this review Tuesday, July 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“only read 1/3.”Ginny B wrote this review Thursday, July 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story has many twists and turns and keeps you intrigued until the very last page.
It's about a friendship of three kids in a small community that last a life time. ”
“Hard to put down.Loved it!”Lettie C wrote this review Monday, July 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ave is a divorced, single mother who does not fit into her neighborhood because she dresses differently and is alone. Dot, the only other single woman in the neighborhood, is a widow but still seen as a threat by the other woman. They become each others only friend, and their three children also become close friends. So when Dot's son goes missing and is not found everything changes. These changes affect all the characters far into the future.
This is a very well written novel about the many changes one goes through in their lives, the things they experience and how these things change who they become. This is a complex tale, deftly woven. It's not tidy and neat, nor tied with a bow at the end. And it doesn't go in the direction you expect.
This book si sad, and on some levels frustrating to me...if they had just learned to communicate with each other, so much tragedy might have been avoided. ”