Keepsake by Kristina Riggle

77%

20 Critic Reviews

Keepsake is definitely a thought-provoking novel that will have readers thinking about it long after the last pages are turned.
-S. Krishna's Books

Synopsis

“This story of two sisters, each broken in her own way, is as unflinching as it is compassionate. I was pulled in from the first page.”
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Together

For her previous novels (Things We Didn’t Say, The Life You’ve Imagined, Real Life & Liars), author Kristina Riggle has garnered fabulous reviews and established herself as a rapidly rising star of contemporary women’s fiction. In Keepsake, she explores that most complicated of relationships, as two sisters raised by a hoarder deal with old hurts and resentments, and the very different paths their lives have taken. As always, Riggle approaches important topics poignantly and honestly—including hoarding and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in her remarkable Keepsake—while writing with real emotional power and compassion about families and their baggage. For readers of Katrina Kittle and Elin Hildenbrand, Kristina Riggle’s Keepsake is a treasure.

 

About Kristina Riggle

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Kristina Riggle lives and writes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, two kids and dog. She's a freelance journalist, published short story writer, and coeditor for fiction at the e-zine Literary Mama. Though she doesn't live at the shore, Lake Michigan makes her heart happy whenever she can get there.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 387 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Keepsake
All: 20 | Positive: 18 | Negative: 2

Before It's News

Good
Reviewed by Book Dilettante on Aug 21 2012

My comments: Reading the novel made me think of some of the unnecessary extras in my house, including some of my books!

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BrodartVibe's Blog

Good
Reviewed by Susan on May 24 2012

This book works on two levels: a satisfying read for anyone who enjoys authors like Kristin Hannah or Barbara Delinsky and it is an engaging commentary on one of society’s little-known and widely misunderstood human behaviors.

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Devourer of Books

Good
Reviewed by Jen on Jun 20 2012

In Keepsake Riggle is telling an incredibly compelling and engaging story.

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S. Krishna's Books

Good
Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on Aug 16 2012

Keepsake is definitely a thought-provoking novel that will have readers thinking about it long after the last pages are turned.

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Chick Lit Central

Good
Reviewed by Melissa on Jul 03 2012

This is the first novel I've read by Ms. Riggle and it won't be the last if her others are just as beautifully written and compelling.

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Kritters Ramblings

Good
Reviewed by Kritter on Jun 26 2012

I am a new fan of Kristina Riggle and will definitely be checking out her previous books and will be watching out for her in the future.

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Sarah Reads Too Much

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on Jun 28 2012

It is a good, light beach read... especially if you like the reality shows! 

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Peeking Between the Pages

Good
Reviewed by Darlene on Jul 12 2012

I really connected with this book and the characters.

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Bermuda Onion's Weblog

Good
Reviewed by Kathy on Aug 16 2012

With the popularity of Hoarders on TV, I think a lot of people will find the hoarding aspect of the book fascinating.

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BookNAround

Good
Reviewed by Kristen on Sep 11 2012

A sensitive look at the effect of hoarding on families and the underlying causes of such behaviour.

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Bibliophilic Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Star on Jul 01 2012

Ms. Riggle knows how to delve into the depths of human emotion and deftly bring readers along for the ride! 

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Life in Review

Good
Reviewed by Michelle Vasquez on Jul 10 2012

I was hooked from the very first page and did not want to put it down until the very end. 

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Mrs. Mommy's Booknerd's Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Mrs Mommy Booknerd on Jun 26 2012

This is the first novel I have read by Riggle and all I can say is WOW.

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Me And Reading

Excellent
Reviewed by Inga Kupp-Silberg on Jul 03 2012

It is easy to read, it creates emotions and pulls you in! It shows you the colorfulness of humanity and it gives hope! Loved it!

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Stewart Pierson

Below average
Reviewed by Stewart Pierson on Sep 24 2012

Chances are there are some people who will enjoy this story but I'm not one of them.

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Life is Short, Read Fast

Good
Reviewed by Jennie on Jul 19 2012

The actual plot and character piece of the story was interesting and kept me reading.

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A Novel Toybox

Good
Reviewed by Lilian on Jun 27 2012

Keepsake would make a great book club read; even after the last page was turned, I just kept thinking about it.

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Zinta Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Zinta Aistars on May 25 2012

Keepsake is a fascinating read about a growing affliction in modern American society.

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Booking with Manic

Good
Reviewed by Manic Mommy on Jun 18 2012

I immediately fell in love with the main characters.

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IPL Staff Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Sue on Aug 29 2012

It is never just about the clutter - so there are lots of family secrets and memories that surface. A quick read.

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