When it happens to you : a novel in stories
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|Crookston Public Library||RIN (Text)||33500010854024||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0061809462
- ISBN: 9780061809460
240 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : It Books, c2012.
|Formatted Contents Note:||The harvest moon -- Redbud -- My Olivia -- Ursa Minor -- When it happens to you -- The little one -- Mea culpa -- The places you don't walk away from.|
|Summary, etc.:||A collection of interlinked stories that explores the numerous betrayals, big and small, that one grapples with across a lifetime.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 August #1
The repercussions of an infidelity ripple throughout the linked stories that constitute actress Ringwald's first foray into fiction. Greta and her husband, Phillip, are trying desperately to have a second child when she discovers he's been unfaithful to her with their daughter's 19-year-old violin teacher. Greta kicks Phillip out of the house and wrestles with her anger over the betrayal and the question of whether she wants to end their marriage or not. In the wake of their family's disintegration, Greta, Phillip, and their daughter, Charlotte, all find themselves seeking solace elsewhere. Greta falls into a passionate affair with a younger actor who is the star of a popular children's show, while Phillip entertains a flirtation with a single mother whose young son, Oliver, is reinventing himself as Olivia. Charlotte begins spending time with an elderly neighbor who is still grief-stricken after the death of her husband five years earlier. Ringwald's name will no doubt draw lots of curious readers who will find that she acquits herself well in this graceful and deft debut. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
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