Book Review: Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur

One summer night when Adrienne is fourteen, her mother wakes her up to confess that she just kissed her father’s best friend. So begins a story of a codependent mother-daughter relationship, a love affair that spans decades, and a family of larger than life personalities. It’s a memoir that reads like a juicy novel- but it’s not only full of rich people behaving badly but also mouth watering descriptions of their sumptuous, summertime Cape Cod meals. My e-book checkout expired when I was only two thirds of the way through and I put holds on the book in multiple formats because I just had to know how it ended. It was an excruciating wait because the characters are so vivid and the author’s journey so personal and gut wrenching (and the meals so delicious!) that I felt like I was there at the seashore just waiting for them all to come home and finish their story.

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