Now You Love Me (2007) Annie, a 9-year-old in a Michigan resort town, narrates Lisel Litzenburger's Now You Love Me , the story of her broken family. Her dad skips… 2007-02-27 Fiction Three Rivers Press
Book Review

Now You Love Me (2007)

GIRL'S TALK Litzenburger hits just the right notes in telling a tale of family dysfunction in the voice of a 9-year-old narrator in Now You…
GIRL'S TALK Litzenburger hits just the right notes in telling a tale of family dysfunction in the voice of a 9-year-old narrator in Now You Love Me
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 27, 2007; Writer: Liesel Litzenburger; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Annie, a 9-year-old in a Michigan resort town, narrates Lisel Litzenburger's Now You Love Me, the story of her broken family. Her dad skips town for an extra-long ''trip'' and never returns, leaving her mom to raise her and her 5-year-old brother. The focus is Mom, who drives too fast, dates a loopy electrician, and steals the neighbor's car. Litzenburger ingeniously refracts the familiar elements of a typical divorce tale through Annie, who lends both innocence and distance to the drama of, say, Mom's trip to rehab. Even small episodes are enlarged through the eyes of this insightful and totally believable little girl. A-

Originally posted Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints