Jul 28, 2012

Book Review: Gone by Cathi Hanauer

Gone: A Novel
Title: Gone: A Novel by Cathi Hanauer
Hardcover; published June 19, 2012; Atria Books
Genre: contemporary fiction
Source: publisher

A nutritionist, Eve Adams's time is caught up raising her two children, serving her clients and handling her client's pressing health and even their private family problems. She has a full life. Her husband Eric is a sculptor who has lost his drive to succeed and has no motivation in life. Eve seems to handle the children all on her own.

This is the status quo until the evening that Eric drives off taking the babysitter home and doesn't return. Eve fears the worst after she finds the babysitter is also missing. She begins to doubt her husband and examine her marriage.

The novel is a revealing look at relationships, family, careers. I focused mostly on Eve and Eric's story, which was well written and not at all predictable, and skipped over the people that Eve becomes involved in helping in her work as a nutritionist. I'm not sure how they fit in with the couple's personal story, except to show Eve's extraordinary dedication to her work and clients. I gave this interesting examination of a marriage a 3.5/5 rating.


Mystica said...

I think I'd like this one. Balancing home, family, career, relationships is hard and most women do it very well!

The Relentless Reader said...

This sounds very interesting, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the review!

Staci said...

Sounds like those extra chracters didn't really add to the story. I've seen this one around...not sure if it's one for me but you never know!

Ti said...

Just added it to my list. It sounds like my kind of book.

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