A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

Book - 2009
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A breathtakingly honest memoir about the complexities of forgiveness when a young widow discovers her husband's secret life after his death. Six months after the death of her husband, Julie Metz discovered that the man she loved had been unfaithful throughout their marriage. This memoir - moving, simple and filled with wonderful imagery - is the story of a woman coming to terms with painful truths and of rebuilding a life and identity after the worst betrayal.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401322557
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 04, 2014

This book sounded so promising, but it was disappointing. The story moves very slowly, and the author whines throughout the story. I thought about quitting halfway through the book, but I was hopeful. I should have quit and moved to a better book.

I am sure the book was cathartic for the author to write, but in the end, the book was simply boring. At times, I felt like the author was trying to be heartbroken, but at other times, I felt she was bragging about her sexual exploits as a way to one up her dead husband.

AmandaVollmershausen May 09, 2012

This book was far too slow moving for me to get through; I gave up half way through. The beginning is interesting, but I couldn't really see where the book was going. It definitely could have been condensed to be something more interesting. It seemed to be too much thematic or philosophical thinking and not enough event content.

Mar 22, 2012

The author's husband died unexpectedly and quite young and left her to deal with the secret life he had been living, which she'd had no inkling about. It's an interesting read following her as she moves through sorrow and rage to a better understanding of herself and the value of her own choices.


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