KISSING COUSINS by Emily Hahn

KISSING COUSINS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When Emily Han's daughters neared the age of decision on the question of British or American citizenship, she brought them from England to America. For her it became a period of nostalgia and renewal of family ties. Emily's brother-in-law, Mitchell, faced imminent death from Parkinson's disease. Her aging mother, who had been cared for for twenty years by a daughter, now required nursing home care. Could the family bring themselves to allow her commitment? The author's style is well suited to this autobiographical study of a virtual expatriate drawing close to her own family circle -- a not uncommon phenomenon today. This is a minor work -- almost episodic. The reader wishes for more revelations of the British-reared daughters' reactions and of their ultimate decision. On the whole, the mood is a little emotionally unstrung and the concept is disorganized and a trifle unsatisfying.

Publisher: Doubleday