"Rangeley Wallace has beautifully rendered the texture of Southern life in this gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the strength of family," wrote Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump. "Things Are Going to Slide is a remarkable achievement."
A law professor at a university in south Alabama, heroine Marilee’s life quickly begins to disintegrate when her husband leaves her - pregnant- for a man. A cheating former lover steals the prestigious law chair from under her nose. And, to make matters worse, at the law clinic she runs, an indigent high school girl who she’s known since childhood is accused of murdering her newborn.
One reviewer described Things Are Going to Slide as “smart chick lit, mom-lit, and law-lit." Midwest Book Review called Things Are Going to Slide "a powerful novel of chaos and recovery that will attract any interested in strong stories of professional women.” A romantic, smart page-turner, steeped in the tradition of southern literature, Things Are Going to Slide is “the kind of book that makes you keep reading long after you meant to turn out the light."
If you loved Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You, you’ll love Things Are Going to Slide.
Things Are Going to Slide really hits the spot.
This book really hits the spot. From the moment I started reading, until the moment I finished, I was completely engaged in this novel. This book gave me what I want most from a book - it grabbed me and took me away; I was interested until the very last word, and I want more.
There is a lot of topical stuff in the book - the dramas in Marilee's life, and in the life of the law clinic, and in the lives of the clients. The descriptions of the southern town and the law clinic paint a clear and colorful picture that stuck with me.
I especially love how the main character handles all the difficulties that come her way. She makes a very appealing hero.
Things are Going to Slide works on many levels -- I would like to read the sequel - and I think it would make a great movie. You should read it!