The Museum Of Fractured Lives by Sally Jenkins

The Museum of Fractured Lives OmnibusThe Museum of Fractured Lives Omnibus by Sally Jenkins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Museum Of Fractured Lives is a quick read, a collection of four inter-connecting stories. Vanessa’s husband drops the idea of divorce in her lap after thirty tears of marriage and on the day she agreed to take early retirement from her job. A new start frightens her. Steven is also on the brink of a new dream and they find themselves both bidding for the same property.

The idea behind the museum comes from a Museum for broken relationships in Zagreb. People will donate objects from their past misery so that they can move on with their lives. Steven will run the museum and Vanessa will run a tea shop. The tea shop becomes a place where people will go for a little comfort while finally deciding to release their object to the museum and Vanessa gets their stories which will anonymously be attached to the museum items.

The book moves on to tell the tale of three very different people who have items for the museum. Vanessa has a big part in these tales but Steven’s role is lost as only the curator of the museum, I would have liked to see a little more of him as Steven in the latter part of the book. Just a small named interaction would have kept his earlier role alive.

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Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 34

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

December 7th – I’m reading Rise of A Phoenix by P Syron-Jones a very good action thriller. Will post my review soon.

December 8th – My morning helping at school.

December 9th – Took a huge car load of books and clothes to the local charity shop. It was a good clear out for me before Christmas and hopefully the charity shop will benefit too.

December 10th – Just finished reading The Museum of Fractured Lives by Sally Jenkins, a quick read with a very interesting museum theme. Posted a letter and picked up lots of litter.

December 11th – Today I’m reading The Obsidian Mirror by K.D Keenan with some interesting Native American mythology. Posting review later.

December 12th – Helping with the book launch for Curse Of The Wind by Charles Yallowitz.

December 13th – Barb Taub has a book deal going on with profits going to two good animal rescue causes, see my blog post about it all.