Accidents of Marriage

Accidents of Marriage

A Novel

Book - 2014
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From the bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies , an engrossing look at the darker side of a marriage--and at how an ordinary family responds to an extraordinary crisis.

Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he's lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids--which works to keep a fragile peace--until the rainy day when they're together in the car and Ben's volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.

Randy Susan Meyers takes us inside the hearts and minds of her characters, alternating among the perspectives of Maddy, Ben, and their fourteen-year-old daughter. Accidents of Marriage is a provocative and stunning novel that will resonate deeply with women from all walks of life, ultimately revealing the challenges of family, faith, and forgiveness.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451673043
Branch Call Number: MEYERS
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 12, 2015

What I liked most about this book is that it does not have a "happily ever after " ending, which would have ruined the true meaning of this story. Ben verbally abuses his family and his horrible temper causes a serious accident which leaves his wife seriously injured. No amount of remorse on his part can ensure that Maddy will forgive him, not only for the accident but for the realization that their life prior to the accident caused her stress and grief.

Jun 25, 2015

I enjoyed this book. It hit home at the heart.

Oct 09, 2014

this book is about two people who get lost in the world they live in. forgetting family always into much of a hurry. then, on member of the family has a traumatic injury and all heck breaks loose.
well written and interesting.


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Jun 25, 2015

kn1226 thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and over


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Jun 25, 2015

You should never have to get out of anyone’s way in your own house.


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