Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Review -- Matrimony

by Joshua Henkins
Pantheon Books, 2007
291 pages

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!


Missy said...

Sounds good! Thanks for the review!

Mary said...

Nice review, short and to the point - just the way I like them :) I know I'll read this at some point.

Heather said...

Your review got me to look more into this book and I added it to my TBR.

You can read about it at my Friday Finds post here and link up to see all the other great Friday Finds meme posts, if you don't already.

indianseo said...

Marriage is a social union or legal contract between individuals that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged by a variety of ways, depending on the culture or demographic. Such a union may also be called matrimony, while the ceremony that marks its beginning is usually called a wedding and the marital structure created is known as wedlock.