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What Love Becomes traces the intimate landscape of two contemporary marriages from their idealistic, yet misguided beginnings. Each couple mistakenly believe their happily ever after will come without really knowing who've they've married. What begins as self-deception quickly morphs into deception on a larger scale. At its heart, this story is about the choices we make, h ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published February 7th 2019 by Adelaide Books
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Sue Johnson
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What Love Becomes is spellbinding. I couldn't put it down. Brilliant character development. The
underlying psychology is flawless and unstintingly thorough, which I appreciate. These people are so real, their intertwinings are utterly convincing, their connections plausible. Puts me in mind of Iris Murdoch and Doris Lessing.

Once Tramantano has captivated you with her story telling, she compels you to pay attention to humanity's foibles. Her marvelous writing is stunningly insightful. Perceptive l
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Maureen
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jan Marin Tramontano is a gifted writer. This is a story about love, marriage and all relationships. The author has created a novel that interweaves the personal stories of several individuals from various backgrounds who are searching for healing and love. Each character is recovering from experiences and situations that have left them wounded in some way. We see the strengths and weaknesses in each one. The characters are well developed by the author and very realistic. I think we can see a li ...more
Leah Rachel
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down (as you can see, I read it in four days)! A beautiful, detailed exploration of love, marriage, and family, and how each is affected by trauma, loss, and regret. The characters in these interwoven stories are all deeply flawed and trapped in unhappy marriages, yet somehow the story manages to be uplifting.
Robin N
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. An intriguing story of the lives of two couples and what becomes of their once happy and loving relationships. Interesting that the partner in each who was the least interested in the marriage tried the hardest in the end!
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Jan Marin Tramontano is a poet and novelist. She wrote three poetry chapbooks, Woman Sitting in a Café and other poems of Paris, Floating Islands: New and Collected Poems, and Paternal Nocturne.

What Love Becomes, published by Adelaide Books in 2019, is a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how our innate resilience propels us toward reclaiming the lost parts of ourselves
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