The Caretakers

The Caretakers 1972, One Year Before The Roe V Wade Decision IF Ever There Was A Case For Justifiable Homicide, This Most Certainly Would Be One Only A Few Months Shy Of Earning His Law Degree, Jasper Jamieson Was Desperate To Recall All He Had Learned About The Legal Justification For Killing Another Human Being So He Could Validate The Killing Of The Son Of A Bitch That Did This To His Sister 1987, Jasper S Eleven Year Old Daughter Caroline, Discovers A Small Cross Hidden Along The Riverbank Near The Home Where Her Father Grew Up A Cross That Bears The Date March 24, 1972, And Carries With It A Powerful Silence The Opening Pages Of Shauna Nosler S Dramatic Debut Novel, The Caretakers, Will Fully Engross You With A Storyline That Will Tug At Your Very Soul And Petition Your Sense Of Right And Wrong With Descriptions So Vivid And Characters So Endearing, You Will Find Yourself Craving Their Continuation. This book was an emotional roller coaster for me It had reminders of summers when I was a child that brought sweet memories of my own cousins up There are a lot of secrets, guilty feelings, sadness, anger, and forgiveness, hope and love I think the most important thing they learn from this, and in turn we learn , is how important communication is among people who love each other I thought this was a beautifully told book The characters were well developed I felt like I knew them The sto This book was an emotional roller coaster for me It had reminders of summers when I was a child that brought sweet memories of my own cousin
This book was quite different from what I m used to read, but I m glad to say that I really enjoyed it The story can be cruel and sad sometimes, but it also talks about love, family, death and how decisions can affect not only our life but also the life of the people we love.The story starts with a breathtaking prologue, really dark, mysterious, andthan realistic that made me think and believe for a moment that I was there and that I was part of the story That is why I m not surprised wh This book was quite different from what I m used to read, but I m glad to say that I really enjoyed it The story can be cruel and sad sometimes, but it also talks about love, family, death and how decisions can affect not only our life but also the life of the people we love.The story starts with a breathtaking prologue, really dark, mysterious, andthan realistic that made me think and believe for a moment that I was there and that I was part of the story That is why I m not surprised why this book caught my attention and it kept me motivated to continue reading and one of the reasons was because the author only gives us a little piece of information and we need to continue reading to find out what happened and what is going to happen next The way the story is told, with different characters and different times kept
This novel begins with a dark, haunting prologue partly why the reader will continue to read The reader isn t introduced to the main characters yet, but the prologue plays a large part in the plot and theme of the novel The author writes in an unusually smooth and captivating way, adding quotes from notable persons and detailing scenes very well The reader will understand the atmosphere and be able to infer the emotions and thoughts of the characters fairly quickly in the book The characters This novel begins with a dark, haunting prologue partly why the reader will continue to read The reader isn t introduced to the main characters yet, but the prologue plays a large part in the plot and theme of the novel The author writes in an unusually smooth and captivating way, adding quotes from notable persons and detailing scenes very well The reader will understand the atmosphere and be able to infer the emotions and thoughts of the characters fairly quickly in the book The characters, for the most part, are very easy to like and cheer for Mitch is known as the pale child mostly because his mother has him convinced he needs to stay away from the sun and is a reader Cecil is religious and fea
The Caretakers was a touching story My heart sank while reading the beginning How does someone move on from such a traumatizing experience The book follows Mabel, Caroline, and Jasper on their journey of getting past heartbreaking losses The descriptions in the book are beautifu
I thought going into this that it would be about abortion rights, but actually it isn t It isabout accepting the choices that we make under stress and living with the consequences, or the aftermath of those choices Not about what is right or wrong.This is a character driven novel which opens with a raw, disturbing scene revolving around an abortion in 1972 Then it goes on to summers end, 1989, describing the adult life of Jasper Jamieson, attorney at law, a widower, with an 11 yr old d I thought going into this that it would be about abortion rights, but actually it isn t It isabout accepting the choices that we make under stress and living with the consequences, or the aftermath of those choices Not about what is right or wrong.This is a character driven novel which opens with a raw, disturbing scene revolving around an abortion in 1972 Then it goes on to summers end, 1989, describing the adult life of Jasper Jamieson, attorney at law, a widower, with an 11 yr old daughter, and his sister Mabel, single and living at the family s Country House where they grew up and lived before their parents deaths Every summer, Jasper and his brothers take their kids to The Country House which the author describes in such a way you just want to pull up a chair and sit a spell Mabel has no children, bu
I was looking for the perfect summer read when I was found The Caretakers by Shauna Nosler I have this thing about books, I need to be in the right frame of mind when I read them I did the unthinkable and didn t read the back cover before I started, I just dove right in unaware The book is set in the early 1970s right before the Roe v Wade decision was handed down It s a captivating story about a family who appears to be perfect from the outside looking in but that couldn t be further from I was looking for the perfect summer read when I was found The Caretakers by Shauna Nosler I have this thing about books, I need to be in the right frame of mind when I read them I did the unthinkable and didn t read the back cover before I started, I just dove right in unaware
The Caretakers opens with a horrific scene that turns your stomach I would not wish what happens to the young girl in the opening Prologue on anyone The fact she was forced to make the decision she does is heartbreaking This emotional opening is what held my attention to read this book.The majority of the book is told from the point of view of Caroline, a 10 year old girl who has lost her mother at a young age but doesn t feel the lack Her father focuses his life on making sure she is happy The Caretakers opens with a horrific scene that turns your stomach I would not wish what happens to the young girl in the opening Prologue on anyone The fact she was forced to make the decision she does is heartbreaking This emotional opening is what held my attention to read this book.The majority of the book is told from the point of view of Caroline, a 10 year old girl who has lost her mother at a young age but doesn t feel the lack Her father focuses his life on making sure she is happy and well cared for She spends her summers at The Country House with her young cousins under the care of her Aunt Mabel The story is a reminiscing of one summer at The Country House.I found the first few chapters that establish the characters of Caroline and her cousins, Mitch and Cecil, to be a little slow The narration didn t quite fit into the rest of the
Until two seconds ago, I planned on giving this book three stars I definitely liked The Caretakers, but it s what I think of as a domestic, family drama definitely not my usual fair But the whole point of taking recommendations from other bloggers, friends, etc is trying new things What changed my mind and bumped the book up to four stars is the fact that Shauna Nosler nearly made me cry That, my friends, is a huge accomplishment and deserves kudos Well done, Ms Nosler The Caretakers us Until two seconds ago, I planned on giving this book three stars I definitely liked The Caretakers, but it s what I think of as a domestic, family drama definitely not my usual fair But the whole point of taking recommendations from other bloggers, friends, etc is trying new things What changed my mind and bumped the boo
I absolutely loved this book Not only does it take place in my neck of the woods, so has totally endeared itself to me in that way, it is also a very engaging read.There are so many interesting characters It s all about the Jamieson family, who of course, represent their own different kind of dysfunction Because, don t all families have a degree of dysfuntion The 11 year old Caroline is the main character, who, in passing her summer with her aunt at The Country House, and her cousin and best I absolutely loved this book Not only does it take place in my neck of the woods, so has totally endeared itself to me in that way, it is also a very engaging read.There are so many interesting characters It s all about the Jamieson family, who of course, represent their own different kind of dysfunction Because, don t all families have a degree of dysfuntion The 11 year old Caroline is the main character, who, in passing her summer with her aunt at The Country House, and her cousin and best friend, Mitch, discover some peculiar things a serious and concerned conversation between her father and aunt, a cross made of willow branches and it s mysterious placement near the river.The novel seamlessly goes between the early 1970 s, where you learn about Ca
I was given a copy of this book for my honest review This book is a bit surreal I was not sure if I would like the book or not, since it does deal a bit with abortion I am not here to argue which side is right or wrong Sometimes when you read a story that has such a touchy subject to it, its hard to not bring in your own thoughts about it I feel that Shauna did a great job of writing about such a touchy subject.The way Shauna writes about the female and her family member s that knew I was given a copy of this book for my honest review This book is a bit surreal I was not sure if I would like the book or not, since it does deal a bit with abortion I am not here to argue which side is right or wrong Sometimes when you read a story that has such a touchy subject to it, its hard to not bring in your own thoughts about it I feel that Shauna did a great job of writing about such a touchy subject.The way Shauna writes about the female and her family member s that knew she had this procedure done and how they handle it within their own life She gives us a very slim look on what happened that year during the Roe vs Wade and ho

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  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • The Caretakers
  • Shauna Nosler
  • English
  • 03 June 2018
  • 1463567588