my take: After enjoying Emily, Alone so much I wanted to check out other books by Stewart O’nan. Browsing for Christmas gifts at the local book store, I spied this.

This was not the book to read just before Christmas (winter, dark) and just before my wedding anniversary (29 years) … I found it really depressing. I pressed on because of the subtitle: a love story. I clung to that phrase.

It’s a slim volume packed with all manner of marital woe. Heavy stuff. Better summer reading.

Nonetheless, I’ll be looking for other books by Stu.

my source: the good reads table at Reader’s World, Holland

my verdict: worth a read … when it’s not so dark out