Adrian Puig Puig itibaren Texas
3.5 stars. I won an ARC through goodreads. Moonlight on Linoleum is the memoir of Terry, a girl growing up in the 50's and 60's with her many sisters and her eccentric mother. Throughout the story Terry grows up into a young woman, ultimately finding independence from her mother. Since the mother was often estranged, Terry typically ran the household and took care of her many sisters, all while trying to live a normal life outside the home. The book is certainly emotional, and the happy times are almost nonexistent, so some readers may be detracted from the story for that reason. It does a good job of maintaining its composure though, so even though Terry's situation is highly unfortunate, the reading never feels too heavy or depressing. Sometimes the situations surrounding the mother become comical due to their absurdity though, and that probably wasn't the author's intention; those moments are rare though. The writing is simple and doesn't try for profound or flowery prose, it just conveys the story in an easy-to-read way. The length of the book feels just right also; I never felt like I had to force myself to finish it, and on a whole the book is easy to enjoy. If the plot seems interesting and you'd like a day in the life during the 50's and 60's, give this a try.