Pretty Much True...
Author: Kristen J. Tsetsi
Publisher: Missouri Breaks Press (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 308 pages
An interesting novel about Mia’s feelings and painful struggles when her lover, Jake, goes off to war. She waits to hear from him yet isn't home when he finally calls. She is angered when she finds out he writes his mother first. Mia has a few friends whom she turns to for company. Resorting to drinking more than she should, the reader can’t help but sympathize with her loneliness. She’s afraid she will lose Jake. Her frustrations and bad decisions and insecurities are compelling. But Mia is not the only one searching to fill her lonely hours. Her best friend begins an affair. Then her husband dies.
More than ever Mia struggles to find the meaning of love during war. She has to deal with some pretty serious relationship issues, and in the midst of all her contemplations, she begins to worry that a life with a young, handsome pilot, a career military man, may only be defined through his.
Pretty Much True… is a timeless story that is faced again and again by every generation that must deal with war and personal identity. Where have all the flowers gone?
Reviewed by: Fran McGraw (2013)