Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

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

This week's pick: Days of Awe by Lauren Fox
Due out: August 4, 2015

The celebrated author of Friends Like Us now gives us a raw, achingly funny novel about a woman who, after the death of her best friend, must face the crisis in her marriage, the fury of her almost-teenage daughter, and the possibility that she might open her cantankerous heart to someone new.

Only a year ago Isabel Moore was married, the object of adoration of her ten-year-old daughter, and thought she knew everything about her wild, extravagant, beloved best friend, Josie. But in that one short year: her husband moved out and rented his own apartment; her daughter grew into a moody insomniac; and Josie--impulsive, funny, secretive Josie--was killed behind the wheel in a single-car accident. As Isabel tries to make sense of this shattering loss and unravel the months leading up to Josie's death, she comes to understand the shifts, large and small, that can upend a friendship and an entire life. Heartbreaking and wryly funny, Days of Awe is a masterly exploration of marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love.


Christina T said...

This sounds fantastic! I'm not familiar with the author but I think I'd like this book. The premise reminds me of books by Liane Moriarty.

Kay said...

You come up with some of the best books to list on your WoW posts. This one sounds good, sad, but good.

Stina @ Once Untold said...

This book sounds amazing! I hope you enjoy!

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Lisa Mandina said...

Not really my type of read. But I hope you get to read it soon!
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