Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Last Listen

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Narrated by Cynthia Nixon
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Length:10 hrs 18 minutes

Publisher's Summary

Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.

Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie - a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance - and even, to some degree, friendships - believing that it is always safer not to expect too much.

Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.

In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.


jessica. said...

I've wanted to read this. Was it good?

Stephanie said...

So-so. I was expecting a lot more out of it from the blurb I'd read. Actually, if I had to characterize it, I'd say it's chick lit trying really hard (too hard?) to be a feminist novel. Now Middlesex, on the other hand, is AWESOME so far.

jessica. said...

I bought Middlesex my freshmen year. Maybe now that I've graduated I should take the time to read it. Ha!