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Preview — Another Marvelous Thing by Laurie Colwin
Another Marvelous Thing
Another Marvelous Thing is perfect for anyone who knows firsthand that opposites actually do attract. These spare and unsentimental stories display how two very different people a tough-minded and tenderhearted woman and an urbane, old-fashioned older man fall in love despite their differences, get married, and give birth to a child.
I picked it up because I loved Colwin's prose, even though I didn't love Happy All the Time. Then I thought I would scream if I read about Billy yawning one more time. I put the book down but didn't put it away...
Today I had to run to an appointment, where I knew I'd be kept waiting and rushed to grab a book to take alone. I picked this up for the first time in a couple years. I ended up finishing it about an hour after my me ...more
Colwin is really terrific at creating the drama that is so intense in ordinary lives, even when no outwardly dramatic things are taking place.