Mimi Malloy, At Last!: A Novel

Mimi Malloy, At Last!: A Novel

by Julia MacDonnell
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Mimi Malloy At Last: A Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mimi Malloy is 69, living in Quincy, Massachusetts. Recently retired, Mimi is bustled into a doctor's office where she undergoes a brain scan and learns that she has dark spots indicating atrophy and warned that she must change her habits or risk stroke and death. In this well-crafted novel, Mimi not only refuses to get with the program foisted upon her by an overbearing daughter, but slowly faces the deaths, secrets, betrayals, and terrible silences of a painful past. As Mimi does this, she comes to a fuller appreciation of herself and the life that she has lived, falls in love with a man facing his own challenges, and comes to a fuller, richer love of her family. Well-written and filled with believable, multifaceted characters, this story flows effortlessly to an outstanding conclusion. Not all mysteries are explained, nor all events managed and understood, much like a fully lived life of love and connection. Significantly, the book is grounded in Massachusetts so firmly that you believe that you're there. I like Mimi. I ache for her losses and the sorrows that she has borne, and admire her courage in going down into the dark basement of memory to emerge with treasure to share. Her coming to terms with people and events long denied inspires others to do the same. I wish she were a real person that I could sit with over a cup of coffee or one of her beloved Manhattan cocktails.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book a little too wordy for my taste. Again too many characters to keep track of, too descriptive for my taste in novels. It was a looooong read for me. I did like the story line which was why I chose to purchase this book and read till the end. I was not surprised by the ending, which I rather read with a twist at the end However, I tip my hat to the author for her accomplishment
Luckygranadma More than 1 year ago
It's a good easy reading, book to realx with.