Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Book 32 - The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage
This book is about two couples and how their lives intertwine. Simon is an artist married to Lydia. Michael is an OB/GYN and is married to Annie. Annie is having an affair with Simon. Michael moonlights at an abortion clinic. Lydia is part of a radical anti-abortion group. Needless to say, it's all messy.
I liked two things about this book in particular. First was Brundage's description of things. The way she would describe a grape would make me almost feel like it was in my mouth. The other thing was her ability to make me love and hate all 4 main characters all at once. She tells the story from each character's point of view, so you not only get the negative feelings felt towards people, but then you get their side of the story.
My next book is also by Elizabeth Brundage. It will probably take me a while to read it, I have a huge list of things I need to get done before Christmas and I don't have much time to read right now.