Rated of 5
I have read Open House only once, and I can not find words that express quite what I feel about this novel. Here are some though. Hearfelt. Breathtaking. truthful. This book is so powerful and real that I would recommend it to anyone, young, old, stupid, brilliant, male, and female. Everyone should read this book and everyone should experience the sheer beauty of this writing. Sam is at first heartbroken at her husbands leaving, but as time goes on she becomes more independent by living on her own and by tender new love. Anybody who is not deeply moved by this book has a heart of ice (Veronica)
P.S. the movie was a bit of a disappointment though.