Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Everything Must Go” by Camille Pagan, Lake Union Publishing, April 26, 2022. On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
I loved everything about “Everything Must Go” by Camille Pagan, and highly recommend that you real this thought-provoking and memorable book! The genres for this novel are Domestic Drama, Alzheimers, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is written in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. I appreciate Camille Pagan’s writing style, which is both heartfelt and witty, and I love her storytelling ability.The author vividly describes her characters and events in the story. The characters are describes as complex, complicated, flawed, quirky, and relatable.
As a care-giver of a family member who had Alzheimers, this story especially resonates with me. This is written with sensitivity, poignancy, and wit. I can relate to many of the situations that the characters are dealing with. Laine Francis is assessing her life goals and marriage, when her two sisters call her home to help deal with their mother’s dementia. Laine is a professional organizer, and is shocked to see that their mother is a hoarder. Laine becomes aware of family secrets, and has to make the best choices for herself.
I appreciate that the author discusses important subjects such as forgiveness, second chances, the importance of family, friendship, love, and hope. I enjoy seeing some of the characters show growth. This is one book that you should read!