By Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss has an exceptional job...a good-looking husband...an lovely daughter...and a secret.
Allison Weiss is a customary operating mom, attempting to stability a enterprise, getting older mom and dad, a not easy daughter, and a wedding. but if the web site she develops takes to the air, she unearths herself challenged to the purpose of being thoroughly crushed. Her husband’s changing into far-off, her daughter’s performing spoiled, her father is facing early Alzheimer’s, and her mother’s slightly dealing in any respect. As she struggles to carry her domestic and paintings existence jointly, and meet all the wishes of the folks round her, Allison reveals that the painkillers she was once prescribed for a again harm aid her care for greater than simply actual discomfort—they aid her consider calm and get her via her more and more worrying days. certain, she concerns a section that the bottles appear to empty a piece speedier each one week, yet it’s in contrast to she’s a few Hollywood starlet partying all evening, or a homeless individual who’s misplaced every little thing. It’s now not as though she has a precise problem.
However, whilst Allison’s use will get to the purpose that she will be able to not control—or hide—it, she results in an international she by no means idea she’d event outdoors of a film theater: rehab. Amid the teenage heroin addicts, the alcoholic grandmothers, the barely-trained “recovery coaches,” and the advisors who appear to think that one mode of restoration matches all, Allison struggles to get her existence again on target, whilst she’s convincing herself that she’s no longer as undesirable off because the girls round her.
With a gleaming comedic contact and soft, true-to-life characterizations, All collapse is a story of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner’s richest, such a lot soaking up and well timed tale but.
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Their indifference to their own and their city's danger 42 was astonishing. It was their custom to greet arriving steamers in this way, for by this means they gained a livelihood. Nothing short of absolute destruction seemed able to interfere with their established occupations. A steam tender also came alongside, and after a cordial farewell to the ship's officers and their travelling acquaintances, Uncle John placed his nieces and their baggage aboard the tender, which shortly deposited them safely upon the dock.
I'm told it's a proper place to buy silk stockings and inlaid wood-work. " Beth and Patsy jumped up with alacrity, but Louise pleaded that she had several more letters to write; so the others left her and passed the rest of the forenoon in rummaging among the quaint shops of Sorrento, staring at the statue of Tasso, and enjoying the street scenes so vividly opposed to those of America. It was almost their first glimpse of foreign manners and customs. In Naples they had as yet seen nothing but darkness and falling ashes.
The concierge's eyes wandered from the man to the three girls who had entered and grouped themselves behind him. " The whiskered man, whose cap was elaborately embroidered in gold with the words "Hotel du Vesuve," seemed to understand the driver. He sighed drearily and said to Mr. " "I couldn't. " "And prices are advanced during these awful days. What does it matter? " Uncle John paid, but the driver wouldn't accept American money. The disconsolate concierge would, though. He unlocked a drawer, put the six dollars into one section and drew from another two ten-lira notes.
All Fall Down: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner