Happens Every Day

An All-Too-True Story
Product Number: EB00575254
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439148570
Publisher: Scribner
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Description

Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life-a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. When Josiah took a teaching job at a Midwestern college, Isabel and their sons moved with him from New York City to Ohio, where Isabel taught acting, threw herself into the college community, and delighted in the less-scheduled lives of toddlers raised away from the city. But within a few months, the marriage was over. The life Isabel had made crumbled. "Happens every day," said a friend. Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. Gillies has written a dizzyingly candid, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away. Hers is a remarkable new voice-instinctive, funny, and irresistible.

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Author(s): Isabel Gillies
Original Publish Date: Mar 24, 2009

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Author(s): Isabel Gillies
Narrator(s): Isabel Gillies
Product Number Z100134881
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743582919

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