Year 12, Book 62

62. Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty

Gerry and Stella are a retired couple heading to Scotland for a short vacation. Over the course of their four day trip we get a look into their relationship and see how far apart they’ve grown in a large part due to Gerry’s drinking. Will their marriage be able to survive their realization that they may not be as happy together as they once thought they were?

This was a short little book. It was okay. A lot of the book involves watching Gerry go through his alcoholic routine while trying to deny and hide it. It’s probably very realistic, but it was also a bit of a slog to read through as I imagine it would be to live through. I give the book a 5 out of 10.

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