This Bright River
Reagan Arthur Books; Little Brown & Company
(June 26, 2012)
In the poignant and resonant The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D., Elizabeth Martin, a young woman and seemingly consummate stay-at-home mother dies in a freak accident, leaving behind a trunk full of diaries and the instruction that they be given to her best friend Kate, who would “know what should be done with them.” Kate is surprised by the bequest and not at all sure what to do, but starts at the beginning with Elizabeth’s childhood journals. As she reads, Kate not only discovers a woman far different from the Elizabeth she thought she knew, she uncovers some long-buried desires of her own. This is a moving novel about motherhood, friendships and women's self-identity, and if that isn't enough to convince you, you can read my full review over at LitStack.
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
Crown Publishers, 2012
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My thanks to Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown and Company and Crown Publishing for a complimentary review copies of these novels.