Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Finds -- 7/23


This meme is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Happy Friday! My Friday Find is Bird In Hand by Christina Baker Kline. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

The accident was just that -- an accident. It was dark, it was raining, ALISON had two drinks in her, and the other car ran the stop sign. She just didn't get out of the way fast enough. But now a little boy -- not her own -- is dead, and Alison finds herself trapped under the twin burdens of grief and guilt, and feeling increasingly estranged from her husband . . . CHARLIE, who has his own burdens. He's in a job he doesn't love so that Alison can stay home with the kids (and why isn't she more grateful for that?); he has a house in the suburbs and a long commute to and from the city each day. And the only thing can focus on these days is his secret, sudden affair with . . . CLAIRE, Alison's best friend. Bold where Alison is reserved; vibrant where Alison is demure, Claire has just had her first novel published, a thinly-veiled retelling of her childhood in South Carolina (which is also Alison's, in a sense). But even in the whirlwind of publication, Claire can't stop wondering if she should leave her husband . . . BEN, an architect who is thoughtful, kind, and patient. And who wants nothing more than a baby, or two -- in fact, exactly the kind of life that Charlie and Alison have . . . Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: everything is about to change.

Sounds very interesting! What did you find this week?

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Interesting premise!


Here is my post!

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting! Have a great weekend :)

lavenderlines said...

LOVE the cover of this one!

Alyce said...

Sounds like it would have a lot of drama!

Gramma Ann said...

Sounds like quite an interesting read. I will have to see if my library has it on hand.