by Joshua Henkins
Pantheon Books, 2007
Summary: Julien and Carter meet their freshman year of college and instantly become friends. They both have a growing attraction for Mia, a classmate from Montreal. Julien meets her first and begins a courtship that ends in marriage after a terrible death. As Julien and Mia continue through the day to day life of marriage and work, a secret is uncovered that threatens to tear them apart.
Review: A quiet novel that communicates the characters and their relationships through the little everyday things, Matrimony is a great read. The compelling plot steadily takes the reader through the struggles and triumphs of the lives of the characters. Joshua Henkin tells a gentle tale of love, marriage, sacrifice, loss and forgiveness that find the extraordinary in ordinary lives. Rating: **** out of 5.
Check out my book club wrap up post on Thursday, where I will recap our club's discussion with author Joshua Henkin!