World renowned artist and sharp-tongued wit Clementine Pritchard has decided that she’s done. After flushing away a medicine cabinet full of prescriptions, she gives herself thirty days to tie up loose ends—finish one last painting, make nice with her ex-husband and find a home for her cat. Clementine plans to spend the month she has left in a swirl of artworld parties, manic work sessions, and outrageous acts—but what she doesn’t expect is to uncover secrets surrounding the tragedy that befell her mother and sister. In an ending no one sees coming, will we lose Clementine or will we find her?
A bold debut from an exciting new voice, Losing Clementine is a wonderfully entertaining and poignant novel about unanticipated selfdiscovery that features one of the most irresistible, if deeply flawed, characters to grace contemporary fiction in years.
My Thoughts: First I have to say that the book is beautifully written and I could not put it down. I do understand the decision to end one's life. I know the pain that goes into it. Ashley Ream wrote a wonderful and witty character that is in a great deal of pain and does not want to continue to live that way. At the end of the book Ashley discusses this. I think this is a great book to help start a conversation on mental illness and suicide.
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post although I did receive a copy of the book in order to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.