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Cirone writes with a smart vulnerability that portrays the agony of relationship dysfunction while clinging to optimism in a way that is honest and real without ever either wallowing in self-pity or using humor (which does find its place here) to be dismissive of authentic, difficult feelings and experiences. Her style is readable and conversational in a way that will appeal both to those who have experienced something similar and to those who have not but are nonetheless human and can therefore ...more
How much pressure can a spouse's loyalty and fidelity withstand? How seriously do individuals take their vows of marriage? The answer to these, as well to other questions, are explored in T. Nicole Cirrone's beautifully written novel, Nine Nails. Cirrone places us perfectly in scene with vivid descriptions of time and place. Nine Nails is gripping and the author’s skilled use of pacing will keep the reader turning pages to find out what happens next. The author's use of language is equally maste ...more