Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Finds -- 2/11

This meme is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Happy Friday! My find this week is After You by Julie Buxbaum. Here is the Barnes and Noble description:

The complexities of a friendship. The unexplored doubts of a marriage. And the redemptive power of literature...Julie Buxbaum, the acclaimed author of The Opposite of Love, delivers a haunting, gloriously written novel about love, family, and the secrets we hide from each other-and ourselves. It happened on a tree-lined street in Notting Hill to a woman who seemed to have the perfect life. Ellie Lerner's best friend, Lucy, was murdered in front of her young daughter. And, as best friends do, Ellie dropped everything-her marriage, her job, her life in the Boston suburbs-to travel to London and pick up the pieces of Lucy's life. While Lucy's husband, Greg, copes with his grief by retreating into himself, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking.

The book club I belong to read Julie Baxbaum's first novel The Opposite of Love (click to read my review), so I am looking forward to reading this. What did you find?

4 comments:

Bonnie said...

This sounds wonderful. I found Bride of New France at my local book store this week and am excited to read it!

Jess said...

Hi Bonnie -- Thanks for stopping by and enjoy Bride of New France!

purplg8r said...

I read this a little while ago and LOVED it. I hope you do too!

Here are my Finds

Bonnie said...

Congratulations from Hands and Home! I have chosen you for the One Lovely Blog Award http://handsandhome.blogspot.com/2011/02/one-lovely-blog-award.html