A breathtakingly honest, gloriously written memoir about the complexities of forgiveness when a young widow discovers her husband's secret life after his death Julie Metz seemed to have the perfect life—an adoring if demanding husband, a happy, spirited daughter, a lovely old house in an idyllic town outside New York City—when in an instant, everything changed. Her charismatic, charming husband, Henry, suffered a pulmonary embolism and collapsed on the kitchen floor. Within hours he was dead, and Julie was a widow and single mother at 44. Just like that, what seemed like a perfect life melted away. But the worst was yet to come.
Six months after his death, Julie discovered that her husband of 12 years, the man who loved her and their six-year-old daughter ebulliently and devotedly, had been unfaithful throughout their marriage, going so far as to conduct an ongoing relationship with one of Julie's close friends. This memoir—moving, simple, filled with incandescent images—is the story of coming to terms with painful truths, of rebuilding both a life and an identity after betrayal and widowhood. ltimately, it is a story of rebirth andhappiness—if not perfection.
Reason: I'm usually not into memoirs. But the cover grabbed my eye and when I read the blurb I said to myself, "God, that sucks!" I don't know what I would do if I found out my husband had a whole different life after he died (if I was married that is). I think the book sounds really good!
Cover Discussion: Flowers always get to me, especially when the picture is simple. I find the natural beauty of a flower absolutely amazing. However, I don't see the relationship between the blurb and the cover (or the title for that matter).
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal will be released June 9th!
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