Monday, May 10, 2010

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page.  Join in the fun and check out what arrived in everyone's mailboxes last week by visiting Marcia's blog.

Just (1) book for me this week:

(Shelf Awareness/Doubleday)

In her page-turning fiction debut, neuropsychologist Kylie Ladd delivers a searing portrait of two marriages united and betrayed by friendship.

“I had been married three years when I fell in love,” begins Kate, a firecracker of a woman who thought she’d found the yin to her yang in Cary, her sensible and adoring husband.  For their friend Luke—a charismatic copywriter who loves women and attention in equal measure, and preferably together—life has been more than sweet beside Cressida, the dutiful pediatric oncologist who stole his heart.  But when a whimsical flirtation between Kate and Luke turns into something far more dangerous, the foursome will be irrevocably intertwined by more than just their shared history. 

After the Fall follows the origin and fallout of the most passionate of affairs through the eyes of all four characters, unveiling the misunderstandings and unspoken needs that lie beneath our search for love and connection.  The narrative moves effortlessly between past and present, painting a nostalgic picture of the two marriages at their most idealistic—the exact moment when like turned to love—and at their most volatile.  Thanks to the boundless compassion with which Ladd draws her characters, one can’t help but root for them as they wrestle between newfound desire and remembrances of time past, all the while spinning toward an inevitable conclusion.

Steeped in psychological insight and raw emotion, After the Fall is an unsettling novel of the many ways we love and hurt each other.

29 comments:

  1. Ooh you got After the Fall! That was my WoW pick a few weeks ago. Can't wait for your thoughts on it!

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  2. A most unusual book. Must look out for it.

    Harvee
    Mailbox Monday

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  3. Sounds like an interesting read...happy reading.

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  4. This book has a lot of interesting elements! I'll be curious to know what you think!

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  5. I think this one sounds interesting. Looking forward to it.

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  6. Oh, this one sounds totally captivating! It's on my list now!

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  7. Sounds interesting, but I sure can't figure out what's going on with the cover. And is that green hair?!!!

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  8. The one you got looks like a good one!

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  9. I only got one new book last week as well- I'm finally catching up (a little!) on my TBR pile!

    "After the Fall" looks great- I've been seeing it around and will be interested to see what you think about it!

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  10. OOh, I have been looking at this book, and think it sounds great! I do so hope that you enjoy it, and I will be looking forward to your review!

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  11. I've been seeing this book a lot lately. I'll look forward to your review! Here's my Mailbox.

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  12. Hope you like After the Fall! Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  13. I received this one as well. It will be fun to hear your thoughts!

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  14. Interesting cover! I'll have to keep an eye out for your thoughts on this book. Enjoy!

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  15. Looks really good!

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  16. I received that one too...looks and sounds great! I think I'm going to have to ban the library for about a month this summer so that I can catch up on my ARCs!!!

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  17. Sounds like a good one...hope you enjoy it!

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  18. That's a very catchy cover. Hope you enjoy it!

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  19. Sounds like an interesting read. Happy reading!

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  20. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Will be looking forward to your review.

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  21. This one looks terrific! Hope you enjoy it!

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  22. Well, you only got one but it sounds like a good one.

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  23. That one sounds really good!

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  24. This book looks good. I've seen it elsewhere too and now that I've seen it again, I've remembered to put it on my wish list!

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  25. Hmm. I'm intrigued by this. Might have to have a read...

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  26. This one sounds very good and the cover is lovely!

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  27. I love books about marriage. This one looks interesting. Look forward to seeing what you think.

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