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Saturday, October 22, 2011
5 Reasons To Leave Your Lover by Carolyn Moncel
“Set Yourself Free, Ellery”
Ellery Roulet is devastated when she finds a letter written by her husband, Julien, to his mistress, Katrine. How does one cope when you find out your spouse no longer wants you and has already started a family with someone else?
There is only one word that can describe Ellery and that’s strong. When Ellery discovers that her life isn’t as she’s perceived it to be she goes through the entire range of emotions and yet remains true to herself. Although her “breakdown” was hilarious, Ellery took the high road. While there was something that prevented me from fully connecting with Ellery, I couldn’t help but want to follow along on her road to self discovery.
“Maybe Just Leave, Steve”
Maybe Just Leave, Steve is a cute little story told from a very interesting point of view. It took me a few pages to figure out who the narrator was, but that only enhanced my enjoyment of this story.
“Maybe in Death, Beth”
Maybe in Death, Beth is a very touching story of what happens when one spouse dies after 65 years of marriage. It is a brief glimpse into Herman and his emotions on the day his beloved dies and how she tries to take care of him even in death.
5 Reasons to Leave a Lover by Carolyn Moncel contains a novella and two short stories. This is an interesting combination of story lengths; however, it works because of the connecting theme – lose of love. Each story found in 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover is interesting on its own. If you’re looking for something different, this is a book that I would suggest.
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