Thursday, June 11, 2015

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You - Days of Awe, Lauren Fox

Days of Awe; Lauren Fox
Knopf - August - 2015

Sound like a book you might read?


(Description)

Celebrated for her irresistibly witty, strikingly intelligent examinations of friendship and marriage, Lauren Fox (“An immensely gifted writer—a writer adept at capturing the sad-funny mess that happens to be one woman’s life” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) has written her most powerful novel to date. Days of Awe is the story of a woman who, in the wake of her best friend’s sudden death, must face the crisis in her marriage, the fury of her almost-teenage daughter, and the possibility of opening her cantankerous heart to someone new.

Only a year ago Isabel Moore was married, was the object of adoration for her ten-year-old daughter, and thought she knew everything about her wild, extravagant, beloved best friend, Josie. But in that one short year her husband moved out and rented his own apartment; her daughter grew into a moody insomniac; and Josie—impulsive, funny, secretive Josie—was killed behind the wheel in a single-car accident. As the relationships that long defined Isabel—wife, mother, daughter, best friend—change before her eyes, Isabel must try to understand who she really is. 

Teeming with longing, grief, and occasional moments of wild, unexpected joy, Days of Awe is a daring, dazzling book—a luminous exploration of marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love.

10 comments:

  1. This sounds like a very emotional read.

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    1. Yes, but I think there is unexpected happiness as well.

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  2. I've seen this book mentioned lately. And I'm interested in it. I do say that I'm not enamored of either cover. The left one makes my eyes hurt and the right one is just ugly, I think. LOL

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    1. Kay, I was thinking the same thing about the left cover--hurt my eyes and the other one stinks too IMO

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  3. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

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  4. I've heard good things about this one! Might try to fit it in!

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    1. Sarah, you amaze me all the books you manage to read. Maybe if I wasn't so easily distracted by my iPhone, I'd accomplish more reading as well:)

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