Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Morning Light


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For Book Beginnings:
In the spring of the year that Emily's husband told her his religion barred him from sleeping with her unless she quit using birth control, the crocuses and the hyacinth had already bloomed and I was living in Brooklyn. 
- p. 1

For Friday 56:
"[..] That's pathetic. Thats psychotic. That's Rick's Catholicism poisoning you. [..]"
- p. 55 (p. 56 blank)


This looks like a tough read. Do you think you'd pick something like this up?
About Morning Light by Holland Kane: Emily, a twenty-four-year-old dancer and choreographer, confronts her husband's fixation with right-wing Catholic dogma that condemns her use of birth control. His faith is so powerful that he refuses to have sex with her, even though he desperately wants to. As awful as this broken faith feels, she is troubled more by her best friend's losing fight with cancer, and seeks to help her friend's grief-stricken, precocious, son--the seventeen-year-old David. But the boy's willful ways turn the tables on her. Denied intimacy by her husband, the boy's passion asserts itself, and everyone's life is explosively altered. Twenty years later, the successful David, a theater director, gets his hands on Emily's secret journals and uncovers her covert emotional life, revealing family secrets unknown to him, and discovering prickly truths about himself. Part literary memoir, part poignant psychological drama, this haunting love story explores the secrets of attraction and the mysteries of obsession--a boy's coming-of-age, and one woman's search for love and success in a year of intense achievement and painful loss.


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9 comments

  1. I enjoy challenging reads - this one sounds intriguing.

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    1. i do too! i feel great when i finish something challenging -- push myself out of the usual.

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  2. Really good Friday 56 and Book Beginning. Odd, the crocus are blooming, but she's unable to give birth to a baby.

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  3. This sounds like a difficult but amazing read! Check out my Friday 56 here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/08/the-friday-56-82313.html

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  4. Wow! I wonder why she married him at all? She must have known his beliefs beforehand...or did she?

    Intriguing. The cover is captivating.

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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  5. Looking forward to your thoughts on this.

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  6. Interesting topics for discussion from this book! This would be a great book club selection. I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds like a great read! Thanks for visiting me @ The Key to the Gate. Have a great weekend!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca

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