The Story of A Marriage

The Story of A Marriage

Book - 2008
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A Washington Post Book of the Year

"We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship--how we can ever truly know another person.

It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband's fragile health, but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep, and everything changes. Lyrical, and surprising, The Story of a Marriage is, in the words of Khaled Housseini, "a book about love, and it is a marvel to watch Greer probe the mysteries of love to such devastating effect."

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780312428280
0312428286
9780374108663
0374108668
Branch Call Number: GRE
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 22 cm

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KCLSCarrie Aug 03, 2017

Well written, with sentences and language that can be savored. Lots of detail about 1950s San Francisco. The story of Pearlie, her enigmatic husband, Holland, and the strange man who shows up at Pearlie's front door one morning and offers her $100,000 has enough to sustain book club discussions.

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