Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand

Book - 2009
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever--includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.

Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change.

It was dark. It was raining. It was just an accident. On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and--just like that--her life turns upside down.

When she calls her husband from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she'd never noticed were there. Now she notices everything. And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. Exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling, Bird in Hand is a novel about love and friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2009.
ISBN: 9780062363992
Branch Call Number: 813.0000
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 21 cm.


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Feb 22, 2016

I was disappointed in this book. After reading "Orphan Train", I purposely sought out this author's other writings. I gave this book a rating of 2 out of 5.

Nov 24, 2014

This story is about 2 couples who are friends. Even though they 'love' their spouses, 2 of these 4 people decide to 'be true' to themselves & have a lustful, adulterous relationship. This of course destroys friendships & marriages-one with 2 small children. The author tries to give the novel depth by giving the characters an education with the ability to quote philosophers & poetry. The author also does what filmmakers do to make crass movies - she unnecessarily inserts foul language & explicit sexual scenes into the narrative. It has an unrealistic 'all's well' ending. My personal rating for this type of novel is that it is well written trash. I regret the time wasted reading it, but all is well as I am glad that I didn't spend any money to do so.

SpringAltman Jul 29, 2014

A terrible accident calls into focus some family issues that have been left to fester just below the surface.


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