Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Fragile Thread

Are you one of those Friday night novel lovers looking for a good realistic, but juicy story? A Fragile Thread is about multiple members of a family which are all slightly hanging, but end up tied together in a beautiful tapestry. This includes some shalom bayis trouble, financial pressure, shidduchim, high school, special needs and fertility issues spread throughout the various characters.

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

The cover is excellent. It has a house with a canvas of thin threads over it. The idea is that things are strained until the very last strand and are not quite staying together.

Some Details I Liked:

I loved the characters and the issues. It is always fun to be able to relate to characters, but in this book I could almost hear the characters speaking. There is one scene in a supermarket and it is described so well that I totally visualized it as I was reading.

Who This Book is For:

This book is great for someone looking for a modern day novel which mentions email scams and the “ayin hara lady” as details in the subplots. 

Who This Book Isn’t For:  

A few words of caution. This book definitely goes into detail about struggles between spouses. It also speaks about making the right life decisions with daas Torah’s approval. I personally thought both were great and written in very good taste, but I understand that not everyone would.

What I Didn’t Like/W
ould Have Made it Better: 

I felt a little sad for the parents and would have enjoyed reading more from their perspectives.

In Conclusion:  

A Fragile Thread is a splendid Yael Mermelstein novel and it was a pleasure to review it. 

I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it, but that it no way changed the way I read it and reviewed it.