Kim Moritsugu’s The Restoration of Emily is a very funny, sometimes suspenseful novel for grown-ups. Women of a certain age with adolescent sons will find it particularly appealing.
Kim Moritsugu’s The Restoration of Emily is a very funny, sometimes suspenseful novel for grown-ups. So will those who have had the delightful experience of being attracted to a younger man and having that attraction returned. Emily also has an ex-husband in New York, disagreeable colleagues and clients, and a mountain of authority issues that she has yet to resolve. But Moritsugu writes with dash and irony.
But her carefully laid foundation cracks when she develops a nagging ache in her shoulder, has her architectural integrity questioned, and feels shut out by Jesse's assertions of independence.
The Restoration of Emily book. Kim Moritsugu was born and raised in Toronto
The Restoration of Emily book. Kim Moritsugu was born and raised in Toronto. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto, and worked for several years in a corporate setting before becoming a fulltime fiction writer. Kim is the author of the romantic comedy Looks Perfect (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award), the domestic comedy Old Flames, the literary mystery The G Kim Moritsugu was born and raised in Toronto.
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The Restoration of Emily - Kim Moritsugu
The Restoration of Emily - Kim Moritsugu. The full-scale restoration of Suzanne’s Queen Anne Revival house in midtown was completed a few weeks ago, Suzanne is still speaking to me, and she has invited me and her socialite/charity volunteer friends over to lunch to celebrate. My lack of keenness to attend is due to my nap longings, my disinclination to small talk, and because Suzanne is a young (early thirties), sophisticated, wealthy, and unfailingly nice woman who has so far proven herself incapable of an honest or discouraging word.
Kim Moritsugu is a Canadian writer. The Glenwood Treasure (2003). The Restoration of Emily (2006). An alumna of the University of Toronto, she worked in a corporate setting for several years before publishing her debut novel, Looks Perfect, in 1996 Looks Perfect was a nominee for the City of Toronto Book Award in 1996, and The Glenwood Treasure was a nominee for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in 2004. And Everything Nice (2011). The Oakdale Dinner Club (2013).
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Kim Moritsugu's The Restoration of Emily is a very funny, sometimes suspenseful novel for grown-ups. Mary Soderstrom, Quill & Quire, June 2006. A very funny, sometimes suspenseful novel for grown-ups. Moritsugu writes with dash and irony.
Architect and single mother Emily Harada has structured a well-ordered existence around her work restoring historic houses and the parenting of her teenage son, Jesse. But her carefully laid foundation cracks when she develops a nagging ache in her shoulder, has her architectural integrity questioned, and feels shut out by Jesse’s assertions of independence. What she doesn’t need right now - or does she? - are the romantic attentions of a former student, an attractive but much younger man. Or for an old acquaintance to resurface with questions about a Bronze Age artifact that Emily might have, uh, stolen, once upon a time, in her youth.
Emily, her son, and the 2,000-year-old artifact all come of age in this funny and moving novel about motherhood, middle age, and one woman’s attempt to restore herself to a state of grace that combines the best elements of past and present, old and new.