Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 165 - Waiting on Wednesday [13]


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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Melissa said...

I love that cover!!

Jess said...

I read a review a few days ago (I can't remember who it was by!), but they really enjoyed the book and I believe the author is a graphic artist and designed the cover herself (but don't quote me on that).

Summer said...

wow sounds like it might be a powerful read and also like it might get turned into a lifetime movie

Kate said...

This sounds like a really interesting read. The cover rocks as well :)

Mishel said...

Well I did read somewhere Jess, that the author is a graphic designer. I don't know about the designing it herself part though.

I could definitely see it becoming a lifetime movie just by the sound of it.

lilly said...

Beautiful cover! I love tulips and honestly I would make a poster to hang up in my bedroom just from that cover. And the premise of the book sounds interesting enough to make me consider reading it.

Ladybug said...

That was a lovely cover. What a horrible thing to find out about(especially after your husband died and you didn't have a clue about his double life).

Here's the book I'm waiting for.

Mary said...

I don't read many memoirs either but this one sounds so interesting!

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