Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Finds -- 8/28

My Friday Find this week is The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum. This is my library book club's October selection. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Somewhere beneath her sense of fun, her bravado, and her independent exterior, Emily knows that her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with...her. “You’re your own worst enemy,” her best friend Jess tells her. “It’s like you get pleasure out of breaking your own heart.” As the holiday season looms and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel: she is assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests by a boss who can’t keep his hands to himself; her Grandpa Jack, a charming, feisty octogenarian and the person she cares most about in the world, is losing it, while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope with this alone; and underneath it all, fading memories of her deceased mother continue to remind her that love doesn’t last forever.

What did you find this week? Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading.

7 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Happy reading!

Friday Find: Mijeong by Byung-Jun Byun

Diane said...

Jess...I have this one on my list too. good pick

PopinFresh said...

I loved this book! Hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it. I'll be sure to check out your review of it.

~ Popin

Literature Crazy said...

I've seen that one around a lot, hope you enjoy the discussion.

Shon said...

Hi Jess-

You will love this book! It was one of my favorite reads in 2008. Ms. Buxbaum is a fantastic writer. I'm looking forward to reading After You.

iwriteinbooks said...

Ok so I checked this out of my ibrary sort of blindly. a friend just mentioned the title the other day in passing and it ws just an acquisition of recognition, really. I got home and wasn't really taken with the jacket blurb...a little weepy for me but I've seen it a few places now so I may take my chances and read it anyway. I'll be interested to see what you think of it.

Linda Ellen said...

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