Saturday, January 12, 2013

Memoir of the Sunday Brunch by Julia Pandl

The Sunday Brunch mentioned in the title refers to the brunch at Julia's father's restaurant. At the age of 12, she is initiated (just like her eight siblings before her) into the prepping and serving of the Sunday brunch.

Julia writes a lot about her younger years, and her time working at the restaurant with her dad. There are plenty of details and stories so that I got a really good sense of what life was like for her and her family.

Then, Part II skips into adulthood and the end-of-life years of her parents. In Part II, Julia also starts writing "Twitter" like in these very short paragraphs. Part II skips around and there seems to be big chunks of life and time missing. It felt disjointed and confusing. There are some touching moments, but Part II seemed like someone else had written it.

So, how can I recommend that you just read the first half of a book? I can't. So although I enjoyed the first half, the second half was too confusing for me to recommend this book to you. Skip!

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