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Unraveled

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Published 2007
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Nicolas Shump
Jun 01, 2012 Nicolas Shump rated it liked it
Okay, Unraveled: The True Story of a Woman Who Dared to Become a Different Kind of Mother almost needs to be read in tandem with her earlier "Hannah's Gift" about the brief life of her daughter who died as a toddler. After the death of her daughter, the author's marriage begins to fall apart. So, she takes a retreat where she meets a man who becomes her second husband. They have a torrid affair while on this retreat and she comes home to tell her husband that she doesn't love him any longer and ...more
Flannery
Oct 16, 2011 Flannery rated it liked it
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I think I read this expecting to hate it, which begs the question, why did I read it? I have no idea. But I did wind up enjoying it. Parts made me roll my eyes-- purple prose! Harlequin-caliber sex scenes! Entire pages devoted to ladybugs creeping along pages as metaphor! Buried under it all, though, was a relateable story about a woman who did what I imagine most would at least be tempted to do when faced with having your three year old die in your arms: find a new normal, even if it means ...more
meeschka
Jun 27, 2012 meeschka marked it as to-read
awful. i was intrigued by the premise, thinking that by reading i might empathize with her reasoning, but her reasoning turned out to be nothing but excuses for living her life the way she decided. if she unapologetically wrote a memoir about her her role as a mother, i might could have enjoyed it, but i don't want to hear her list of excuses. her writing style made me think that even she felt bad about her choices. this book made me angry.
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