Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Atlas of Love

Laurie Frankel's debut novel The Atlas of Love was such a good, entertaining read.
Set in Seattle, Frankel's trio of women: Janey, Jill, and Katie are all friends attending grad school together. When Jill finds herself pregnant with a boyfriend not ready for this type of commitment, the three women move in together and set up house. They make sure Atlas, Jill's son, is well cared for, splitting their time babysitting with still managing their school and work duties. While it may seem obvious that this type of existence could not carry on forever, the three really had no immediate intentions of changing things. However, when Jill's ex (and Atlas' father) returns, and Atlas suffers a medical emergency, change ensues, leaving their friendship not quite as happy as before. What doesn't change is the love all three feel for this baby that is and is not theirs.
I am hoping that this is only the beginning of Frankel's writing career - I will be looking for more from her in the future.

1 comment:

Kylie1403 said...

This book sounds awesome!! I may have to look into buying it