Thursday, April 24, 2014

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - The Conditions of Love; Dale M. Kushner

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today. I thought this one sounded like a good one. Do you like the sound of it? 

The Conditions of Love; Dale M Kushner
Grand Central Publishing
 May - 2014

 Dale M. Kushner's novel The Conditions of Love traces the journey of a girl from childhood to adulthood as she reckons with her parents' abandonment, her need to break from society's limitations, and her overwhelming desire for spiritual and erotic love. In 1953, ten-year-old Eunice lives in the backwaters of Wisconsin with her outrageously narcissistic mother, a manicureeste and movie star worshipper. Abandoned by her father as an infant, Eunice worries that she will become a misfit like her mother. When her mother's lover, the devoted Sam, moves in, Eunice imagines her life will finally become normal. But her hope dissolves when Sam gets kicked out, and she is again alone with her mother. A freak storm sends Eunice away from all things familiar. Rescued by the shaman-like Rose, Eunice's odyssey continues with a stay in a hermit's shack and ends with a passionate love affair with an older man. Through her capacity to redefine herself, reject bitterness and keep her heart open, she survives and flourishes. In this, she is both ordinary and heroic. At once fable and realistic story, The Conditions of Love is a book about emotional and physical survival. Through sheer force of will, Eunice saves herself from a doomed life.


  1. I love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing....

  2. This one sounds so good and I'm really taken with the cover!

  3. It sounds like this book has it all. Does it seem like a lot of books have birds on the cover lately?

  4. The cover is WONDERFUL and it sounds like a very interesting book!

  5. I hope you get a chance to read it and then tell us about it!

  6. pretty nice blog, following :)


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