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The Night of the Weeping Women

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In “one of the most endearing books about family life ever penned” (Washington Post Book World), Lawrence Naumoff writes with “effortless-looking brilliance” (Reynolds Price) about a couple careering toward a holiday meltdown after thirty years of married madness.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 10th 1997 by Mariner Books (first published June 1st 1988)
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Melki
May 29, 2012 Melki rated it really liked it
Here's the first line from the book:

Humming a song on a Saturday morning was not the kind of aggressive act that could easily be explained in a court of law as an understandable reason for murder, but it struck Ervin Neal that he might finally have to kill his wife, or get rid of her in some way.

Oh, yeah.
Been there, done that.

I recently celebrated - well, observed is more like it - my 21st wedding anniversary. Don't let anybody kid you. Marriage is work. Hard work. Living for so long with anothe
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Anna Carvlin
Sep 11, 2014 Anna Carvlin rated it liked it
this book started off promising and all the way to about halfway through I enjoyed it. Part 2 was a disaster where it seems like the author just didn't know what to do with his plot. Everything ended up in a big mess and it seems like a lazy lazy ending. I am disappointed with this book but I did read it all the way through because it was a simple
Shay Briggs-sternaman
Jul 26, 2014 Shay Briggs-sternaman rated it really liked it
It was a good and quick summer read which was so realistically written, I felt like i just watched a disturbing film about the shit that comes along with marriage.
Jeff
Jul 03, 2007 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Funny, odd, touching--I like everything about this book. He also wrote Rootie Kazootie, which is equally strong, and some other books that I don't like quite as much as these two.
He's hugely underrated, and probably nice to stray cats.
Rocky
Dec 21, 2009 Rocky rated it it was amazing
another book mentioned in my 1994 notebook: I say - vicious, a mite contrived and some dialogue wrong but it has great moments and power in its bite and drive.
Alan
Dec 21, 2009 Alan rated it really liked it
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another book mentioned in my 1994 notebook: I say - vicious, a mite contrived and some dialogue wrong but it has great moments and power in its bite and drive.
Jen
Aug 30, 2013 Jen rated it liked it
It was good until it turned into a totally male hypocritical story.
Rocky
Dec 21, 2009 Rocky rated it liked it
another book mentioned in my 1994 notebook: I say - vicious, a mite contrived and some dialogue wrong but it has great moments and power in its bite and drive.


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“She had not eaten supper and remembered the chicken and salad and wondered where Ervin was and imagined him in a nice restaurant, being pleasant with the waitress in a very low-key way, letting on nothing, a felon in flight, a murderer of possibilities, a their of happiness, a man guilty of so much, yet never standing trial for anything.” 1 likes
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