Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Review: Accidents of Marriage

I have been doing a lot of reading lately. Such is a side effect of insomnia. The majority of what I have been reading has been light brain candy- mostly YA romance with some NA mixed in. But I set those aside when I was sent a paperback copy of Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers to review.

Although the subject matter is much more serious, I found myself thoroughly sucked into to this book. Maddy and Ben are a married couple with three children in a marriage that has grown weary and fragile with age and time. After a terrible tragedy, nothing will ever be the same. In chapters told from the points of view of not only Maddy and Ben, but also their eldest daughter Emma, Meyers explores the aftermath of the accident and what it does to their family.

It's a very powerful and emotional book (I found myself tearing up several times during the book), and the author's vast experience working both batterers and victims of abuse is evident in her portrayal of the characters in the book.

Accidents of Marriage was released on paperback on June 9 and is available at retailers such as Amazon. The book was book was recently listed on the Massachusetts Book Awards "Fiction Must Reads for 2015."

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