Today marks the first time I am participating in Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books. It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.
This week's neglected book is . . .
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Riverhead Books
From Goodreads: Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.
At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.
Why I selected it: I remember all the buzz around this book when it was first published. I think even President Obama weighed in, saying he had read and enjoyed it. It's been languishing on one of my priority must-read bookshelves, and I do still intend to get to it, because it focuses on the story of a long-term marriage, a subject that always fascinates me.
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