Friday Morning Bookclub

July 24, 2010

Outside The Ordinary World

Filed under: Book Recomendations,Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 4:12 pm

I just finished reading Dori Ostermiller’s debut novel Outside The Ordinary World. This gripping novel is a story of love, lies, betrayal and regret. It is a story about relationships between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives.

 The year is 2005, and Sylvia is married with two daughters.  For the last 7 years, Sylvia and her husband Nathan along with the girls have spent their weekends working on their “dream home”, an old farmhouse, which that they bought at auction and hoped to have totally renovated within a year. The excitement of their marriage is gone, the renovations are not going well, the money is running out and to make matters worse, Sylvia’s carreer as an artist is at a standstill.

Flash back 30 years, twelve year old Sylvia has a secret which she shares with her sister Ali and her mother Elaine. Elaine has a “special friend” Mr. Robert, who takes the trio on trips, buys them gifts and even sends Sylvia cards which she treasures and hides in a box from her father.

Although Sylvia tells herself that she is not like her mother and will not make the same mistakes, she is tempted to make decisions that have the potential to destroy everything she holds dear. Ouside The Ordinary World will have you reevaluating the relationships in your life. It will make you think about what is really important in life and how important it is to hold on to it! Outside The Ordinary World will be in bookstores July 27th.



  1. This sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Comment by Louise — July 27, 2010 @ 7:36 am | Reply

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book! A lovely review!


    Comment by Dori — July 30, 2010 @ 11:11 am | Reply

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