Book Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall by Andy Abramowitz


I love to read fiction to escape from reality, but this book was so well-written that it was easy to forget that these aren’t real people. Abramowitz creates a world where you’re rooting for the guy who cheated on his wife, and you somehow slightly dislike the guy’s sister because she won’t break up with a man she knows is clearly wrong for her.  Love them or hate them – you really do care about them and quickly turn the pages to find out what happens to them.

The book starts off fast and doesn’t let you slow down.  I promise you’ll be hooked on the first page. I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves a little excitement and drama.

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Back Cover Copy of A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall:

Davis Winger has it all. A respected engineer who designs roller coasters in theme parks across the country, he is deeply in love with his wife and has a beautiful young daughter and a happy home. Until an accident strikes on one of his rides. Nothing fatal—except to his career. And to his marriage, when a betrayal from his past inadvertently comes to light. In one cosmically bad day, Davis loses it all.

His sister, Molly, is at a crossroads herself. She’s coasting through a dire relationship with an incompatible man-child. And she’s a journalist whose deeply personal columns about mothers and daughters are forcing her to confront the truth about her own mother, who abandoned Molly and Davis years ago and disappeared.

For these two siblings, it’s just a matter of bracing themselves for one turbulent summer in this redemptive and painfully funny family drama about making the best of the sharp turns in life—those we choose to take and those beyond our control.

About Andy Abramowitz:

Andy Abramowitz is the author of one previous novel, Thank You, Goodnight. A native of Baltimore, he lives with his wife, two daughters, and their bichon poodle in Philadelphia, where he enjoys classic rock, pitchers’ duels, birthday cake, the sound of a Fender Rhodes piano, and the month of October. He could never build a roller coaster, not even if his daughters begged him to, because he’s terrible at math and he can’t draw.

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