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Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
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Sep 28, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008, literary_fiction

The first emotion this book invoked in me was nostalgia… It actually made me miss my own college creative writing class. I want to know the rest of Professor Chesterfield’s 117 commandments! But this book isn’t about writing, it’s about relationships — between friends, between husbands and wives, between parents and children, between siblings, with ourselves — and how imperfect they can be. And I think it’s also about how the life you picture when you are young is nothing like the life you will live. My one complaint was that I wanted to know more about what happens with Mia during the times she and Julian are apart. I rather enjoyed this, and despite the turmoil in the story, it was a very smooth read that I definitely recommend.

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Kristen If you are interested, I am doing a giveaway of this book. It is signed by the author. Enter here:


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