We Are Gathered

We Are Gathered A Big Hearted And Clear Eyed Story Of Life S Biggest Choices Who To Love And How Best To Love Them Compulsively Readable And Oh So Worth The Read Heather Harpham, Author Of Happiness The Crooked Little Road To Semi Ever AfterYOU ARE INVITEDTo The Wedding Of Elizabeth Gottlieb And Hank Jackson But The Bride And Groom Are Beside The Point Because, On This Hot Atlanta Afternoon, The People Of The Hour Are The Wedding S Adoring, Envious, Resentful, Hilarious Guests Among Them, Carla, Elizabeth S Quick Witted, Ugly Duckling Childhood Best Friend Turned Hollywood Film Scout With A Jaundiced View On Life And Especially On Weddings Elizabeth S Great Aunt Rachel, Who Is Navigating A No Man S Land Between Cultures And Identities Elizabeth S Wheelchair Bound Grandfather Albert, Who Considers His Legacy As A Man In The Boardroom, But Mostly In The Bedroom And Annette, The Mother Of The Bride, Reminded Now Of Her Youthful Indiscretions In Love Tender And Bitingly Funny, We Are Gathered Pulls You In And Carries You Through A Dysfunctional, Loving, Witty, Unforgettable World And Family It Is A Not To Be Missed Debut From A Writer To Watch Caroline Leavitt. Friends and family take center stage at an outdoor wedding in Atlanta, Georgia, on a very hot day Some guests are sweating Bach cello suite is playing in the background the bride and groom walk down the aisle, the music stops, and everything is quiet In no time at all, everyone is clapping the ceremony is over It s not the wedding itself even with 18 Bridesmaids or Bride Groom that linger in our thoughts when this book comes to an end For me one of the strongest themes that st Friends and family take center stage at an outdoor wedding in Atlanta, Georgia, on a very hot day Some guests are sweating Bach cello suite is playing in the background the bride and groom walk down the aisle, the music stops, and everything is quiet In no time at all, everyone is clapping the ceremony is over It s not the wedding itself even with 18 Bridesmaids or Bride Groom that linger in our thoughts when this book comes to an end For me one of the strongest themes that stood out was how unattractive people are targets for cruelty Our society has an ugly obsession with beauty.Author Jamie Weisman cracks open our emotions quite effectively with a clan of characters letting us hear the little voice speaking to them inside their heads.their unfulfilled dreams, their apathetic thoughts, their
Welcome to the wedding Elizabeth Gottlieb and Hank Jackson are getting married in Elizabeth s back yard One might suppose that this novel would be about the bride and groom along with the goings on at the celebration Well, part of it is, but only circumstantially The bulk of the novel is about the guests, the people who are in attendance In many ways this book is structured like Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge , narratives about different people who inter connect in some way with with Welcome to the wedding Elizabeth Gottlieb and Hank Jackson are getting married in Elizabeth s back yard One might suppose that this novel would be about the bride and groom along with the goings on at the celebration Well, part of it is, but only circumstantially The bulk of the novel is about the guests, the people who are in attendance In many ways this book is structured like Elizabeth Strout s Olive Kitteridge , narratives about different people who inter connect in some way with with each other and the happy couple.Every one of the characters caught and held my interest and the characterizations were excellent As I read this book, I felt like I knew every major character that the author described Jamie Weisman has a perspicaciousness that takes the larger and smaller aspects of each character into account Be it a quirk, a manner of laughing, a small glimmer of the past, or a sense of place relevant to the wedding, the author gets it She.gets.it All th
sadly, I d peg this as the worst book I ve read so far this year followed closely or perhaps eclipsed by my other current read We are forced to sit through a wedding from the points of view of various attendees as they reflect on the nuptials as well as their lives to this point most interesting story came from a holocaust survivor, but the first one is what really turned me off to the book from the outset A girl bridesmaid with a port wine stain birthmark spends her time fantasizing abo sadly, I d peg this as the worst book I ve read so far this year followed closely or perhaps eclipsed by my other current read We are forced to sit through a wedding from the points of view of various attendees as they reflect on the nuptials as well as their lives to this point most interesting story came from a holocaust survivor, but the fi
If you think We Are Gathered by Jamie Weisman is a soppy or romanticized novel about the perfect wedding you are wrong No, Jamie Weisman s amazing novel is about the people who have been invited to the wedding, friends of the bride or the bride s family Their stories are told one by one, each darker andsoul wrenching than the previous, until I was almost fearful to read the last entry But that was the story of True Love not the bride and groom s true love story, but that of a haunted e If you think We Are Gathered by Jamie Weisman is a soppy or romanticized novel about the perfect wedding you are wrong No, Jamie Weisman s amazing novel is about the people who have been invited to the wedding, friends of the bride or the bride s family
Most people will look at the title and assume the story will be the bride narrating the story of her wedding, how she met her groom etc., etc The book is actually a narration by a variety of the wedding guests who are loosely intertwine their stories Most know Elizabeth the bride, several are friends of her parents A bridesmaid who is disfigured by a port wine birthmark that grew up
I think there were only a couple of times that I actually could tell who was talking and what they were going on about This was a very confusing book and I m not sure where the plot was.I liked the idea of the story but the execution left me eager to finish and still not
Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and NetGalley for an early review copy of We Are gathered by Jamie Weisman, which will publish June 5, 2018 All thoughts are my own.Writing 4 5 Plot 3 5 Characters 4 5Although sold as a novel, this is really a set of interconnected stories, each an interior monologue of one of the guests at the lavish wedding of Elizabeth Gottlieb in Atlanta, Georgia.The storytellers or thinkers range from mother of the bride, to bridesmaids, to family and friends I Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and NetGalley for an early review copy of We Are gathered by Jamie Weisman, which will publish June 5, 2018 All thoughts are my own.Writing 4 5 Plot 3 5 Characters 4 5Although sold as
Summer Bingo Set in the state where you live Georgia Each of these connected stories is narrated by a different character, so we get to see the big picture from many perspectives I love this technique The cast is really diverse, as are their stories, and the writing is beautiful Highly recommend. The premise of the story grabbed me immediately I couldn t wait to read what promised to be a story of love, living well, nutty friends and relations the typical wedding, no matter where you are Weisman is an exceptional writer fantastically clever, adroit with a phrase, skilled at depicting anguish and wonder I bet she writes fantastic short stories, flash fiction, perhaps has a terrific blog Unfortunately, this novel does not showcase her burgeoning talent I so wanted to like it, s The premise of the story grabbed me immediately I couldn t wait to read what promised to be a story of love, living well, nutty friends and relations the typical wedding, no matter where you are Weisman is an exceptional writer fantastically clever, adroit with a phrase, skilled at depicting anguish and wonder I bet she writes fantastic short stories, flash fiction, perhaps has a terrific blog Unfortunately, this novel does not showcase her burgeoning talent I so wanted to like it, settled down with a cup of tea to enjoy an intricate, complex froth of a wedding that is supposed to be perfect and ultimately is, but not for the reasons anyone might think What I got was drone Drone and drone and misery anddrone I wanted to read about the wedding, see what the author constructed between the beautiful, perfect bride and her dec
In We Are Gathered , by Jamie Weisman, we are invited to an interfaith wedding between beautiful, rich, and Jewish, Elizabeth Gottlieb, and handsome, rich, and not Jewish, Hank Jackson It s a beautiful spring day for a garden wedding in Atlanta, but with this strange and eclectic guest list, how is it going to turn out While called a novel, We Are Gathered , is actually a collection of interwoven short stories, each told form the point of view of a guest or member of the wedding party Each In We Are Gathered , by Jamie Weisman, we are invited to an interfaith wedding between beautiful, rich, and Jewish, Elizabeth Gottlieb, and handsome, rich, and not Jewish, Hank Jackson It s a beautiful spring day for a garden wedding in Atlanta, but with this strange and eclectic guest list, how is it going to turn out While called a novel, We Are Gathered , is actually a collection of interwoven short stories, each told form the point of view of a guest or member of the wedding party Each story is about 30 40 pages, so it s plenty of time to get a real sense of each character, all of whom are varied, interesting, and touching, in different ways.First up is one of the 18 bridesmaids, longtime friend of the bride, Carla, who has a large port wine birthmark on her face, which has defined her throughout her life As Carla

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • We Are Gathered
  • Jamie Weisman
  • 15 October 2017
  • 132879329X