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Love in Mid Air Paperback – July 14, 2011
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It turned out to be great therapy and a push to take my marriage to the next level. The discussions we had around this book and the issues it raises only strengthened my convictions about marriage and what it takes to make it work.
Elyse and her friends struggle to find out who they really are. Did they marry for love or to find a "life" that they wanted?
"What would happen if a woman was completely herself within a marriage?"
That is an excellent question and one that requires that she actually KNOWS exactly who she is.
As some of her closest friends begin to realize that their seemingly harmless weekly banter about unhappy marriages has gone to a whole new level for Elyse, it stirs up emotions in each one of them that they'd rather not deal with. Because it's one thing to be unhappy, but it's a whole other thing to actually do something about it. Wright does a beautiful job questioning whether a marriage can only be successful if both parties embrace mediocrity and asks what truly defines happiness-and do parents even have a right to try to find it?
While the premise of LOVE IN MID AIR may sound familiar, what makes it so compelling is Wright's subtle yet intense writing, which may make the reader both uncomfortable and intrigued at the same time. Wright navigates Elyse's everyday life and relationships with her church book club with such authenticity that you'll be thinking about these characters long after you've finished. A must read for any wife or mother, Wright's genius commentary is not to be missed.
Love in Mid-Air is more of an analysis of the demise of a marriage than about anything else. The prose reads like poetry at times (for example, the scene on the church steps) and is so thought-provoking, I couldn't get my mind off this book for days afterwards.
Kim Wright excels at showing and not telling her readers about the characters, and presents a thought-provoking glimpse into relationships. Highly recommended!
Elyse is approaching 40 and has been married for nine years. The problem is she made a mistake in marrying Phil and while she's tried over the years to make it work, especially for their seven year old daughter Tory, she knows she's fighting a losing battle. When Elyse met Phil she knew he wasn't the normal type of man she went for but at the same time thought that because he wasn't, their relationship might just work. He's a good man, he's provided her with a very comfortable lifestyle yet something has always been missing from this seemingly perfect world that really is more broken than perfect.
At first things seem ok but as time wears on and Elyse gets older she realizes just how unhappy she is. Her chance meeting on the plane with Gerry is just the clincher in something she already knew - that her marriage was over and nothing was going to change that. Elyse jumps into an affair with Gerry - it's exciting, it's different, and it's fulfilling her in a way her marriage never did. She has no romantic notions about Gerry; she knows that he isn't going to leave his wife for her. Yet that doesn't seem to bother her; she shares all her thoughts and feelings with Gerry - in some ways I think this was healing for her as strange as that sounds.Read more ›
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Just OK.Very 80's story about exploring your osychi regarding who you are,who do you want to be. Sounds like an old Dr. Phil show.
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I loved this book. It's a poignant portrayal of middle-class suburban marriages narrated in a voice I found relatable and compelling. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Maria Elena Sandovici
Reading this book it like a run away train. It's fundamentally wrong I keep telling myself but I keep reading it.Published 11 months ago by lorig
This book was so good until the last two chapters - then it fell flat and was unrealistic. The ending was such a disappointment and didn't wrap up some of the most important... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kindle Customer