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Listen to the Marriage by John Jay Osborn Jr.
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2019, fiction

What is this book, exactly? It’s kind of like listening to one of Ester Perel’s podcast episodes of “Where Should We Begin?” A marriage has exploded due to infidelity and lack of honesty. They come to this counselor’s office. It all takes place in the office, and is primarily dialogue. And I guess that’s the limitation of this book: the story isn’t rich enough. If an amazing book about the story of a marriage on the brink (The Department of Speculation, by Jenny Offill, comes to mind) is a 5 course meal of your favorite kind of food at a really exciting new restaurant, then this book is more like a candy bar you like. Enjoyable, not terribly nutritious or special, but just fine.
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January 3, 2019 – Shelved
January 3, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
January 3, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
January 3, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Migdalia Jimenez Hmm, nonetheless you make it sound very interesting.

Vicki Sometimes candy bars are the best choice 😉

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