Are you looking for a good summer read? I think this book should definitely be considered.
The Ramblers takes place in New York City and is told from 3 different points of view. All three are somewhat lost souls – they have all had really significant things happen to them, and none of them have really been able to move on.
Clio is an ornithologist (she studies birds), and is in a somewhat new relationship that is turning serious. She has some commitment issues and is still dealing with her dysfunctional childhood and the death of her mother. Smith is Clio’s best friend. She is a professional organizer, and she is trying to survive her younger sister’s wedding while still processing her own broken engagement. Tate is a former school mate of Clio and Smith’s, and he has just returned to the city after having his own heart broken.
The Ramblers was really good and really well written. It is about love, loss, grief, friendship and hope. I loved that the characters were all dealing with their own form of loss, and all trying to process it and pick up the pieces. And it takes place in one week, Thanksgiving week, which makes it even more interesting.