THE FORCE OF THINGS : A MARRIAGE IN WAR AND PEACE
by Alexander Stille
In The Force of Things Alexander Stille writes about his father, Mikhail Kamenetzki, a Jewish journalist from Russia who changed his name to Ugo Stille and wrote for the same Italian newspaper for forty-nine years and his mother, Elizabeth Bogert, a WASP from the Midwest. Their courtship was passionate but their marriage was difficult and stormy. The differences between them pull them apart due to their backgrounds.
When I first started reading this book, I truly loved the writing and thought that when I finished, I would read the author's other books. Not anymore. Midway through, it started to wear on me. There is so much detail about the family that it becomes deadening. I did not finish the book because I no longer cared what happened to them nor did I want to know.