RemediesBook - 2009
A captivating new voice in womens fiction delves into the haunted past of a physicians seemingly perfect marriage. Simon and Emily Bear look like a couple that has it all. Simon is a respected doctor. His wife, Emily, shines as a partner in a premier public relations firm. But their marriage is scarred by hidden wounds. Even as Simon tends his patients ills, and Emily spins away her clients mistakes, they cant seem to do the same for themselves or their relationship. Simon becomes convinced hes discovered a cure for chronic pain, a finding that could become a medical breakthrough, yet he is oblivious to the pain that he causes at home. Emily, struggling to move beyond the devastating loss she and Simon suffered fifteen years earlier, realizes she hasnt felt anything for a long timethat is, until a lover from her past resurfaces and forces her to examine her marriage anew. In a debut novel on par with todays top women writers, Remediesexplores the complicated facets of pain, in the nerves of the body and the longings of the heart. Depicting modern-day marriage with a razor-sharp eye, Remediesis about what it takes, as an individual and as a couple, to recover from profound loss.
Publisher: New York : Amy Einhorn Books, c2009.
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 24 cm.