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Book Title: Love and Other Natural Disasters|
The author of the book: Holly Shumas
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 526 KB
Edition: 5 Spot
Date of issue: January 8th 2009
ISBN 13: 9780446504775
Read full description of the books Love and Other Natural Disasters:A few weeks ago one of the headlines on my homepage was regarding Brangelina. I'm not a gossip hound, but was intrigued his statement regarding the whole mess:
“Even then it doesn’t mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn’t. I’m very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful.”
I was immediately disgusted. Hello... if you fall in love with someone while you are married to someone else, regardless of physical contact, you are having an AFFAIR. And frankly, there is no argument to convince me otherwise. And giving yourself a pat on the back for your imagined restraint and self control is delusional and laughable. (Can you tell I'm irritated?)
This is the premise of the new book by Holly Shumas and when asked to review it (just a few days later), I jumped at the chance. Knowing my already strongish opinions on the matter, I was curious to see how the situation would be handled over 300 pages. I was not disappointed.
From the first chapter, you are thrown into the discovery by pregnant Eve that her husband Jonathan is involved (via emails and phone calls) with someone from work. The rest of the story deals with Eve's reaction and back & forth over how to handle life and her future; complicating matters are the reactions of those close to her, and Jon's attempts to get his family back and rationalize his behavior. Shumas does a masterful job of not making Eve a whiny victim and with each decision Eve makes and responses she has, the situation gets fuzzier instead of clearer.
This would make for a feisty and spirited book discussion. Which is why I'm choosing it for my February online bookclub pick. Yes, during the month of love I'm asking you to read it and be ready to chat on February 28.
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Hachette Book Group has graciously agreed to giveaway a copy - enter to win on the blog :)
Hope to see you there...
Read information about the authorI'm the author of "Five Things I Can't Live Without" (July, 2007) and the upcoming "Love and Other Natural Disasters" (January, 2009.) I split my time between writing novels and practicing therapy in the San Francisco bay area. "Love and Other Natural Disasters" is the story of a woman who's eight months pregnant when she discovers her husband has been having an emotional affair. It seems to spark lively debate and is perfect for book clubs. I'd love to come to yours (in person in the San Francisco area, or by call-in.) Over on my website (www.hollyshumas.com), you can find more about my novels, news and appearances, and various musings on love, relationships, books and publishing,(psycho)analysis of celebrity gossip, and other randomness. Glad to be here!
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