Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.



This week's pick: The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
Due out: March 18, 2014


Product Description taken from Amazon:
Witty and wonderful, sparkling and sophisticated, this debut romantic comedy brilliantly tells the story of one very messy, very high-profile divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it.
 
Twenty-nine-year-old Sophie Diehl is happy toiling away as a criminal law associate at an old line New England firm where she very much appreciates that most of her clients are behind bars. Everyone at Traynor, Hand knows she abhors face-to-face contact, but one weekend, with all the big partners away, Sophie must handle the intake interview for the daughter of the firm’s most important client. After eighteen years of marriage, Mayflower descendant Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim has just been served divorce papers in a humiliating scene at the popular local restaurant, Golightly’s. She is locked and loaded to fight her eminent and ambitious husband, Dr. Daniel Durkheim, Chief of the Department of Pediatric Oncology, for custody of their ten-year-old daughter Jane—and she also burns to take him down a peg. Sophie warns Mia that she’s never handled a divorce case before, but Mia can’t be put off. As she so disarmingly puts it: It’s her first divorce, too.

Debut novelist Susan Rieger doesn’t leave a word out of place in this hilarious and expertly crafted debut that shines with the power and pleasure of storytelling. Told through personal correspondence, office memos, emails, articles, and legal papers, this playful reinvention of the epistolary form races along with humor and heartache, exploring the complicated family dynamic that results when marriage fails. For Sophie, the whole affair sparks a hard look at her own relationships—not only with her parents, but with colleagues, friends, lovers, and most importantly, herself. Much like Where’d You Go, BernadetteThe Divorce Papers will have you laughing aloud and thanking the literature gods for this incredible, fresh new voice in fiction.

7 comments:

Jenn said...

This one sounds really good! I'd definitely like to give this one a try when it comes out myself. Great choice, thanks for sharing!

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Kimi @ Geeky Chiquitas said...

This one sounds like such a fun and awesome read! I haven't heard of it but it seems really witty and hilarious. Great post! :)

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Jill said...

I loved Where'd You Go, Bernadette...and I love a debut novel!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one has been on my list...hope you enjoy it! Here's MY WOW POST

Missie said...

Sounds really good, I am going to add it to my TBR list!

Reviews from a Bookworm said...

Great pick! This one sounds really great, hope you love it. Thanks for sharing :) My WoW

Doris said...

Will definitely be reading this when it releases. AHHHH IT LOOKS SO GOOD. Great pick
Happy Wednesday <3

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