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First up is the most recent book I’ve read. It’s a book I picked up on the “New Fiction” table over at Barnes & Noble titled “A Theory of Small Earthquakes” by Meredith Maran. I’ll be honest. I liked the cover. That’s very shallow, but it made me want to purchase it. I adored this book from the very beginning. In short, it’s a story of a woman living with the choices she’s made. She fights against herself and her past to do what is best for her family, without hurting the ones she loves in the process. “Love makes a family” is the theme of this book. This is a story of courage, strength, weakness, and triumph. During this story, you grow to love and hate the main character, and the end leaves you with a cliff-hanger that practically begs for more. The story that Mrs. Maran spins is one we all can relate with regardless of the specifics. Maran writes from her heart, and being that this is her first novel, it inspired me to pick back where I left off with my own. I really urge you to support this author.
This is the description on her website:
A family story spanning two decades, set against the social, political, and geological upheavals of the Bay Area. Eager to escape her damaging past and chart her own future, Alison Rose is drawn to Zoe, a free-spirited artist who offers emotional stability and a love outside the norm. After many happy years together, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake deepens fissures in the two women’s relationship, and Alison leaves Zoe for a new, “normal” life with a man. Alison’s son is the outcome of both of these complicated relationships, and the three parents strive to create a life together that will test the boundaries of love and family in changing times.
http://www.meredithmaran.com/ is her site where you can get more information on this delightful and delicious book.