May 29, 2015

Book Beginning: Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers

The Friday 56: *Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. Post it. Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.
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Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers,paperback to be published June 9, 2015; Washington Square Press
Genre: contemporary fiction
Book beginning:
Maddy ran her tongue over her teeth, imagining he bitter taste of a crumbling tablet of Xanax. After a gut-wrenching day at the hospital nothing tempted her more than a chemical vacation. Nothing appealed to her less than cooking supper. Churning stomach acid - courtesy of work - coupled with anxiety that Ben might come home as frenzied as he'd left made a formidable appetite killer. 
Page 56:
"Don't move. You might have internal injuries." She pushed back wet hair on her forehead. As though offering a condolence prize, she held up a phone. "Do you want me to call someone for you? Do you want to make a call?"
Book description:
Accidents of Marriage explores a topic rarely shown in fiction: the destruction left in the wake of spouse’s verbal fury. Ben never meant to hurt Maddy. He never imagined his recklessness would lead to tragedy.                     

20 comments:

Katherine P said...

I've heard amazing things about this one and would love to read it. Both the beginning and 56 are intriguing. I'm especially curious about what just happened in the 56.

Suko said...

This sounds difficult to read but compelling, Harvee.

Kathy Martin said...

Not my genre but it sounds fascinating. This week I am spotlighting Prudence by Gail Carriger. Happy reading!

Kay said...

I want to read this one too. Have heard good things. Have you read other books by this author? I think she wrote one about daughters of a murderer? Anyway, putting this on my list.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I LOVED this book! It was a favorite during the month I read it....and made the top favorites list for 2014. Hope you are enjoying it.

Here's mine: “CRASH & BURN”

Harvee said...

I found it a bit predictable, Laurel-Rain. But maybe I am wrong!

Harvee said...

The Comfort of Lies was excellent, the better of the two books, I think.

Harvee said...

Contemporary/women's fiction. I like this genre, Kathy.

Harvee said...

I liked her previous book. The Comfort of Lies.

Harvee said...

Nothing too horrific, Katherine. A car accident.

Juli Rahel said...

Oh wow, this sounds like a really interesting topic which isn't discussed that much! The beginning is quite heart-breaking but I'd definitely like to read more! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have  great weekend!
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Harvee said...

A spouse's bad temper....interesting topic.

Vicki said...

I think I want to read this book!

fredamans said...

I'm dying to know what happened to them that they may have internal injuries?! Awesome 56, left me hanging on!
Happy weekend!

Unknown said...

Great 56. I was thinking it might be a light read, but not anymore. I'd have to be in the right mood, but I'd like to read it.

My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/29/the-friday-56-63-dark-places-by-gillian-flynn/

Harvee said...

Interesting and timely topics!

Harvee said...

Thankfully, no knock down fights, Freda.

Harvee said...

Go for it, Vicki!

Brian Joseph said...

The book, of course covers a really serious topic. From the looks of it the narrative handles the topic in a thoughtful and serious way. Thus this seems like worthy and an important book.

Harvee said...

Yes, uncontrolled rage in a marriage is very serious.

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