In thirty days Clementine Pritchard will be finished with her last painting and her life.
World-renowned artist and sharp-tongued wit Clementine Pritchard has decided that she's done. After flushing away a medicine cabinet full of prescriptions, she gives herself thirty days to tie up loose ends—finish one last painting, make nice with her ex-husband, and find a home for her cat. Clementine plans to spend the month she has left in a swirl of art-world parties, manic work sessions, and outrageous acts—but what she doesn't expect is to uncover secrets surrounding the tragedy that befell her mother and sister. In an ending no one sees coming, will we lose Clementine or will we find her?
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (March 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062093630
This book is hard to review without a bias. I've known people with deep depression. I've known people that have legit contemplated suicide. Clementine is screwed up. She's complicated and unstable, but she's REAL. Her story is touching and at times laugh out loud funny. I caught myself at one point being near tears and then the next sentence giggling. What is this?! I think it shows that Ashley Ream is on the right path. She's got brilliant storytelling talent and it shows clearly in Losing Clementine.
I am grateful that Clementine's story wasn't neatly wrapped up at the end. I enjoyed how untidy and unpretty her life is. Yes at moments it's ugly and hard to read but that's how life is. This was the most realistic fictional book I've read in a long time! I can't wait to see what other stories Ream has in store for us. If they are anything at all like Losing Clementine then they will be wonderful! If you enjoy stories that are so riveting it feels like your heart is getting ripped out, crying and laughing at the same time, falling in love with a character completely, and fully investing your emotions into a story..then this is the book for you!