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Summary The Mouseproof Kitchen

Oing Tobias shouldn’t have too much difficulty tagging along after all he’s a musician who rarely starts his day before noon But all that changes when their baby is born severely disabledAnna Tobias and their daughter Freya end up in a rickety rodent infested farmhouse in a remote town in Fran. Did I enjoy it No in a lot of ways because I found myself getting angry and outraged at the characters their words and their actions Was I involved Absolutely from start to finish It was an emotional roller coaster Would I have considered stopping reading Not in this lifetimeTobias and Anna are looking forward to the birth of the first child Anna is a person who liked to have a plan and everything in place But when she finds out their child Freya brought into the world by Caesarean all plans get thrown out the window Although looking perfect Freya has severe problems that include freuent seizures Tobias who I thought until close to the end of the novel was a self centred pig of a man wants to abandon Freya at that point Anna finds that not so easy to doThey end up in France taking Freya with them but instead of Provence as planned they find themselves in a dilapidated farmhouse in Languedoc that is infested what Anna suspects are mice Anna s mother is one of those characters that work well in fiction but if you met them in real life you would run way as fast as you could Some of the things she comes out with are so self absorbed and thoughtless But then some of the words that come out of Anna s and Tobias mouth are no less so This book seems to focus on the things people may think but never normally say These characters do Never having been in the position of having a severely disabled child it s hard to judge Anna and Tobias and say what thoughts might cross a person s mind and what they might say privately to each other about the situation Saira Shah makes sure the reader knows all these thoughts most people would never sayThere are some soft moments and moments that make you laugh but on the whole this is a very stark picture of a couple coming to terms with the situation life has handed them They re not always going to act in sweetness and light So if you re prepared for a story that will engage your emotions not always in a positive way and make you think then I suggest you read this

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The Mouseproof Kitchen

A deeply moving debut novel about a couple’s struggle to love and accept their disabled child and keep their family togetherAnna is a planner So when she discovers she’s pregnant she prepares for a perfect new life in Provençe France with her perfect new baby to be Anna’s partner the easy g. Such a believable heartbreaking read Who knows what life s gonna throw at us and how we ll cope Would we do any better than Anna and Tobias I doubt it A really interesting read

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Ce far from the mansion in Provençe they had imagined Little do they know that this is the beginning of what will become an incredible journey of the heart one during which they learn there really is no such thing as a mouse proof kitchen Life is messy and it’s the messy bits that make it count. This was an unknown author and a somewhat different sort of book for me I thought it may be a little Joanne Harris which was the appeal as was the promise of France The characters were a little flat and relied on stereotypes Kerim fleeing from societal disapproval because of his choices the 50s bandbox mother with than smudge of the mommy dearest about her the French sausage maker chocolate is appealing the unbalanced orphaned hippy I d better stop here The story of a couple coming to terms with a baby born with life changing problems was interesting The fact that they are so comfortably ensconced in super middle class lifestyles and cushioned by cash does sometimes detract from the points being made about choices for children with huge medical needs and the love of a mother for her child For me though the peripheral character of Ludovic although his story was clearly signposted helped carry the story The Second World War chaos in France was evoked and the terrible deaths of many brave resistance fighters There are many monuments to people murdered by the Nazis this breathed life into the way war and occupation affects towns and villages because of choices made It seemed to link to the life and death choices Anna and Tobias are having to make and how what they decide will continue to haunt their futureIt makes you realise that however much you try you can t ever mouse proof your kitchen let alone your life


10 thoughts on “The Mouseproof Kitchen

  1. says:

    Such a believable heartbreaking read Who knows what life's gonna throw at us and how we'll cope Would we do any better than Anna and Tobias? I doubt it A really interesting read

  2. says:

    I usually have a lot to say or at least general points I like to mention in reviews but this time I feel so all over the place with this novel I really don't know what to say or how to begin The novel begins with Anna and Tobias welcoming their daughter Freya into the world Right from the beginning it's obvious that there's something wrong with her While in the ICU of a an English hospital they are given a vagu

  3. says:

    I truly love this book It made me feel It made me think It had me all over the emotional board I could not stop re

  4. says:

    The Mouse Proof KitchenBy Saira ShahThis novel examines every parent’s nightmare well one of them we parents have a lot to worry about Anna a

  5. says:

    Did I enjoy it? No in a lot of ways because I found myself getting angry and outraged at the characters their words and their actions

  6. says:

    This heart tugging emotional story told in a memoir like format is intimately introspective brutally honest yet deliciously warm with dollops of life affirming humor The narrator is Anna a chef who loves order and this is accomplished by planning out her life dreams Her partner is Tobias a charming musician who is carefree in his approach to

  7. says:

    I found this very bizarrewhat was it trying to be? Not anywhere near frothy enough for chick lit not serious enough to be proper novelAnna and Tobias are dealt a devastating blow when they find out their child is disabled y

  8. says:

    dark humour but delightful novel about a couple who have a disabled child and move to south of france and to a ruin of a farmhouse and the trials of rebuilding a life and pressures of a relationship and a disabled child which the author portrays every well

  9. says:

    This was an unknown author and a somewhat different sort of book for me I thought it may be a little Joanne Harris which was the appeal as was the promise of France The characters were a little flat and relied on stereotypes Kerim fleeing fr

  10. says:

    I won this book from the First Reads program The book begins when a British couple Anna and Tobias are having their first baby The little girl Freya is born with brain damage and will likely have many severe physical and mental challenges The new parents are told that their child might never reach typical milestones like talking walking or even recognizing her mother and father Tobias is adamant that he does not want to raise s

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