BOOKISH WEDNESDAY…

Today I’m participating in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words Here’s how it works:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?

CURRENTLY READING:

Final Cut, by S.J. Watson

A gripping new psychological thriller from S.J. Watson, the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep, in which a documentary filmmaker travels to a sleepy fishing village to shoot her new film and encounters a dark mystery surrounding the disappearance of a local girl.

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BOOKS READ SINCE LAST POST OF 9/8/20:

Little Disasters, by Sarah Vaughan

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Unfollow Me, by Charlotte Duckworth

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

A book from a favorite author is waiting on my Kindle…and I am eager to start reading it!  Monogamy, by Sue Miller, is just the kind of book I need right now.  To whisk me away from dark thoughts and places, with the great writing of an author I have followed since the 1980s, when she wrote The Good Mother...an Oprah pick that was then made into a movie.

 

A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller.

Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. 

Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites—curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie’s comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children; Lucas, Graham’s son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham’s daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham’s last and greatest love.

 When Graham suddenly dies—this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together—Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? 

 Then, while she is still mourning him intensely, she discovers that Graham had been unfaithful to her; and she spirals into darkness, wondering if she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

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What did your week look like?  I only read two books, but I’m almost finished with the current read.  Instead of reading all night to finish, I decided to sleep.  Enjoy your week!

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23 thoughts on “BOOKISH WEDNESDAY…

  1. Monogamy sounds intense! I have a friend who discovered — after both of her parents had died — that her mother had a first marriage. She couldn’t ask her dad if he knew mom had been married before. She couldn’t ask her mom if dad had been the love of her life. This really haunted her, but it also got me thinking that it would make a good novel. 😉 This one sounds even better.

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