You may remember my aforementioned impulse, my wish to read another book like The Silent Wife. As it happens, there is another acclaimed page-turner, similar in subject matter, with excellent reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. (Yes, I studied them all.) I bought the book early this evening for my Nook, and it is The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. This link will take you to Amazon.com for the simple reason that there is a brief blurb by Sara Nelson, former editor of Publishers Weekly, that gets to the heart of the matter of chick lit vs. this title. Good for you, Sara! Earlier this evening, I was able to get to full-text reviews of all the reviews mentioned, and now I can't find it. So I hope you, dear readers, have better luck!
Of course I would like to be more highbrow at the moment, but I am as weak as a chocaholic in a bon bon factory. I have started in on Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, but as I've been warned, it's slow going at the beginning and I'm plodding a bit. But don't despair of me yet! I haven't given up on it and am still reading.
I'm disturbed and disheartened by recent changes at The Book Depository, which I'm assuming is a result of its purchase by "Bigfoot" Amazon, as I mentioned in my previous post. I want to investigate. I'm hitting one brick wall after another in my ability to order books available in the UK. I want to get to the bottom of it! So you will hear from me eventually on this matter.