From the very first page of Adult Assembly Required, we begin to meet characters that we will follow throughout. Bookish, interesting characters, including Laura, a new one who stumbles into the bookstore, drenched by the rain. She is immediately drawn into their circle when Polly offers her dry clothes and a place to stay, since her apartment house just burned down.
A newcomer from Manhattan, Laura isn’t sure she is ready for a city like LA, which seems to be filled with cars everywhere. And Laura’s recent car accident has made her leery.
I liked how an older woman, Maggie, has filled her home with boarders, all of whom seem to become part of her family.
I also enjoyed meeting Nina Hill again, a character from a previous book.
A fascinating character study that made me feel like a part of their social circle, this one definitely earned 5 stars.