Monday, February 06, 2017

Adventures in Modern Marriage by William Nicholson

An intelligent, enjoyable, and tenderly humorous tale of love, lust, identity and midlife crisis in a world where life and marriage can last way beyond the child rearing years.  Almost a comedy of manners, the characters negotiate their way through a maze of responsibility, morality, excitement, loss, disappointment and fulfilment in a way which will resonate with the contemporary reader.  Adventures in Modern Marriage is a pleasure to read.

I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

An unusual story about love, life after death and mourning someone whose manner of death seems totally alien to the person you knew.    Madeline has dedicated her life to caring for her daughter, sixteen year old Eve, and beloved husband Brady - until she takes a fatal fall from the roof of the library where she volunteers.  Eve and Brady have to reconsider everything they thought they knew about her as a result of her suicide, and Madeline wants to help them cope with moving on into life without her, before she lets them go.  It is an engrossing story, moving and gently humorous and an enjoyable read.