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Beautiful, heartbreaking, and lovely,
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This review is from: When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories (Kindle Edition)
I absolutely loved these interconnected stories about a family and friends dealing with the complications of love and betrayal. The characters were incredibly realistic--it felt like I was peering over someone's shoulder, into their life (and heart). I especially liked the way each new story would switch perspectives and provide unexpected information and background on characters I'd already seen, moments of "Ohhhh, so THAT'S why." Despite the overall theme of betrayal--a husband to his wife, a mother to her child, a man to himself--I found the stories actually very uplifting, and I felt like there was a kind of forgiveness at play. But as with anything realistic, it's complicated, not an easy "Everything is okay now." A beautiful, moving, and incredibly compelling read.