First You Try Everything First You Try Everything

First You Try Everything

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An engrossing tale of a marriage that’s falling apart and a wife who will stop at nothing to keep it together.

From their early days in college, Evvie and Ben were drawn to each other by feelings of isolation stemming from their wounded childhoods, passionate idealism, and zeal for music. Sheltered by their love, they weathered the challenges and trials of the imperfect world around them. But as the years passed, they grew apart. Now Ben has his sights set on a completely different kind of future—alone, or with someone else.

Convinced that Ben cannot live without her, Evvie begins to unravel, as she obsessively devises ways to reclaim the love that she cannot let go of. She gambles on a spectacularly dangerous scheme, one that may ultimately have devastating consequences.

Jane McCafferty has written a highly original, utterly beguiling, and emotionally satisfying novel about marriage. Told from alternating viewpoints, this gripping, psychologically astute, and madcap novel illuminates the power of love to define and transform our lives, for better or for worse.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
January 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

lilmisslesleyj ,

Disbelieving characters struggle

115 pages in, I'm finding this book as trite as the first page. I'm trying to take an interest in these characters and I hate to start a book and not finish, but Evvie is just beyond annoying with her neuroticism and I feel nothing but sympathy and a wonder at how Ben would have taken interest in a woman like this when he's far more suited to the other character in the book, Lauren. Maybe this author takes a long time to generate interest in this dissolved marriage story because I'd like to know how it all began and where exactly it started to fall apart (which is what humanizes and draws you into such a story), but in my honest opinion, she takes too long doing so. I'll still try to finish but my interest is not there.

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