“A complex and captivating tale” (The Boston Globe) which takes an engrossing look at the darker side of a marriage—and at how an ordinary family responds to an extraordinary crisis, forcing a couple to decide when a marriage is too broken to fix.
Maddy, a social worker, is trying to balance her career and three children, but her husband’s verbal furies have made the family wary and frightened. Where once his fiery passion had been reserved for defending his clients, now he’s lashing out at all of them. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids—keeping a fragile peace—until the rainy day when they’re together in the car and Ben’s volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.
Randy Susan Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters, alternating among the perspectives of Maddy, Ben, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Emma. A People magazine Book Pick, Accidents of Marriage is a “beautifully written, poignant, and thought-provoking novel” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life, ultimately revealing the challenges of family, faith, and forgiveness.
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I finished this book....
.....in bits and pieces. It was monotonous in great part people just living their lives one.step.at.a.time.
3 stars because of the good parts and some of the profound truths the author put forth. If you read the book, there is a quote by Aristotle defining a "good man". One that all women should read. If you skip the book, look up the quote and judge by those words. If you find it, look me up and I'll give you five bucks😉
Accidents of Marriage
I’ve only read a little bit of it, but I am buying it because the preview was compelling. I am a social worker and have had similar experiences in both work and marriage. It just rings true!