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The Ordinary Life of Emily Austin

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volume 1 "The Ordinary Life of Emily Austin" is the story of a reserved middle aged music teacher's journey to find herself after a painful divorce, while she searches for her Self in her spiritual journey. The ordinary and extraordinary events she experiences are woven together with tears, laughter, and spiritual inspiration. To give a comparison, one might think of "Eat ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published February 27th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Fox
I won this book through the first-reads program.

I was a bit torn about this book, as aspects of it I thoroughly enjoyed. Emily's trip to Florida, and overall online dating experience were worthy of a romantic comedy - as were aspects of her relationship with Jerry. The evolution of Emily's relationships (familial and non) are worth a book in their own, as are her spiritual pursuits.

While I found the book delightful, in spite of the misfortunes encompassed therein, I found the balance between th
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C.P.
**I received this book free of charge courtesy of Goodreads First Reads Giveaways**


I'm a glutton for the journey's of others. I love reading about them, through stories like this or full autobiographies. I think we each have so much we can learn from listening to one another and you know you hit a wonderfully done piece of work when it truly leaves you in reflection of your own life. Unfortunately this book is not one of those books. I am wondering if it was meant as satire.

The main character E
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Amy
Emily from "The Ordinary Life of Emily Austin" is a spiritual woman with interesting life experiences however RJ Hunt's writing style left me feeling as though I was reading through someones journal who crafted it specifically for others to read. It just all seems a little confused and jumbled at points as though Hunt was trying to get too much of herself into the character but it was a nice attempt at trying to get one's life story out for the world to consume. After awhile I just wanted it to ...more
Lesley Lamb
I loved the spirituality in this book. The Emily character makes me want to be a better person.Her trip to Florida was hysterical too.!
Janet
Aug 20, 2012 Janet marked it as to-read
So looking forward to reading this book. Seems like it would be a journey in reading!
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