Thursday, September 18, 2014

Praise for Accidents of Marriage

You already know that Atria Books is a big fan of Accidents of Marriage, the latest book from bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers, and they are not the only ones!

Just take a look:

A People Magazine Book Pick!

Library Journal says “In successive, sensitively written chapters, Ben, Maddy, and Emmy pour out their heartache and despair, eliciting compassion and high hopes from caring readers.”  Read the full review.

The Star Tribune calls Accidents of Marriage “compelling,” praising Randy for her “deft exploration of the borders of abuse and the aftermath of tragedy, the triumphs and disappointments of recovery, and the possibilities of faith and forgiveness.”  Read the full review.

The Boston Globe raves “A complex, captivating tale… In Accidents of Marriage, Randy Susan Meyers explores a marriage undermined by one partner’s rage and the other’s complicity.  The subject, emotional abuse, is usually addressed as a component of domestic violence, but Meyers’s novel explores how destructive emotional abuse by itself can be… Meyers deftly deploys a large cast of major and minor characters in telling this complex story.  Her painstaking description of both emotional abuse and brain injury are impressive.  Accidents of Marriage… rewards readers in deeply satisfying ways.”  Read the full review.

In a starred review, Kirkus called it “beautifully written, poignant and thought-provoking.” Read the full review.

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Randy Susan Meyers is the author of The Murderer’s Daughters, a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award, named a “Must Read Book” and one of the “2011 Ten Best Works of Fiction” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

Her writing is informed by her work with abusers and victims of domestic violence, as well as her experience with youth impacted by street violence.  She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teachers for the Grub Street Writer’s Center.

Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers is available now

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