Thank you Katrina from Wiredset for offering A Circle of Books this giveaway.
Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life -- a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons.
Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. Gillies has written a dizzyingly candid, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away. Hers is a remarkable new voice -- instinctive, funny, and irresistible.
About the Author:
Isabel Gillies, known for her television role as Detective Stabler’s wife on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and for her cinematic debut in the film Metropolitan, graduated from New York University with a BFA in film. She lives in Manhattan with her second husband, her two sons, and her stepdaughter.
A few words from the critics:
“I couldn't put the book down and … my husband … couldn't put it down either… We both were transfixed … Gillies' memoir is so disarming… As Gillies tackles her main subject — the sudden disintegration of her marriage —you feel, as a reader, as though you're sitting with a good friend over a pitcher of margaritas… For those readers who've endured similar seismic shifts of the heart, Happens Every Day will offer the comfort of solidarity. For the rest of us who've been, so far, spared, it makes for compulsive and, frankly, chilling late-night reading.”—Maureen Corrigan, “Fresh Air” on National Public Radio
“A smart, rueful memoir of love, betrayal and survival.”—O, the Oprah magazine
“[An] emotionally involving account of a marriage that seemed nearly perfect—until the day it wasn’t… It’s to Gillies’ credit that she stays as evenhanded as she does in the story that follows… Her collapse feels real, and in Happens Every Day there’s a redemptive grace in her struggle.”—Entertainment Weekly
I have two copies to offer.
U.S residents only this time. Books are shipped from Wireset.
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