Books from the Backlog #224

Posted July 28, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 7 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #224We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
Published by Henry Holt and Company on March 2, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Literary
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between.

Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids.

Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother.

Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families—the ones we are born into and the ones we create.

Why did I add We Begin at the End to my bookshelf?

This book is on my shelf because of Instagram. This book was all over the place and everyone seemed to love it so when I was at one of the local bookstores, I picked up a copy. I even grabbed a copy of the audiobook when it went on sale a few months later. It has sat on my shelf for over a year at this point. The ratings are pretty high on Goodreads so I think that I may be in a treat when I do get the chance to read it.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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7 responses to “Books from the Backlog #224

  1. I missed the mentions of it, but it looks like one that I’d enjoy. Hopefully you’ll enjoy either the reading or listening experience.

  2. This one has been on my TBR since it released last year. I was all excited for it… and then never got it. Typical. lol I’ll be really interested to see what you think of it if/when you get to it.

  3. This sounds like it could be amazing or not so much and I find I tend to hesitate on that kind of book! I hope it ends up being amazing!