The Cactus

The Cactus

Book - 2018
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"For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic and an 'interpersonal arrangement' that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. When she learns that her mother's will inexplicably favors her indolent brother, Edward, Susan's already dismantled world is sent flying into a tailspin. As Susan's due date draws near and her family problems become increasingly difficult to ignore, Susan finds help and self-discovery in the most unlikely of places."
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Park Row Books,, [2018]
ISBN: 9780778318996
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAY
Characteristics: 362 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 25, 2018

I hope Sarah Haywood continues to write. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was also surprised to learn that it was her first book. Definitely equal to the Rosie Project which I also thoroughly enjoyed. Always looked forward to my evening reading time with both of these books.

Jun 22, 2018

Readers who enjoyed A Man Called Ove or The Rosie Project will be equally charmed by The Cactus. As Susan Green's carefully ordered life begins to deconstruct, she has to navigate change and rethink her approach to living at arm's length from everyone. Susan shares a lot of characteristics with her favorite plant, but in the end, she finds a way to bloom.

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