Domestic Pleasures #2020

Domestic Pleasures Beth Gutcheon Domestic Pleasures After her ex husband dies in a plane crash Martha Gaver is horrified to learn that the executor of Raymond s estate is Charlie the conservative insufferable lawyer who represented Raymond in their

  • Title: Domestic Pleasures
  • Author: Beth Gutcheon
  • ISBN: 9780060934767
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • Domestic Pleasures Beth Gutcheon After her ex husband dies in a plane crash, Martha Gaver is horrified to learn that the executor of Raymond s estate is Charlie, the conservative, insufferable lawyer who represented Raymond in their bitter divorce Yet soon after they reenter each other s lives, Martha, Charlie, and their teenage children find they have in common than they imagined as they struggle tAfter her ex husband dies in a plane crash, Martha Gaver is horrified to learn that the executor of Raymond s estate is Charlie, the conservative, insufferable lawyer who represented Raymond in their bitter divorce Yet soon after they reenter each other s lives, Martha, Charlie, and their teenage children find they have in common than they imagined as they struggle to rebuild their livesd that opposites really do attract.Engaging,, witty, and entertaining, Domestic Pleasures is a touching, piercing tale of love lost, found, and embraced once again.
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    1. When Raymond Gaver s plane crashes enroute from LA to NY, Charlie Leveque, his attorney, is the one to tell Raymond s ex wife Martha Martha, who remembers hating Charlie for his role in turning her world upside down in the divorce from Raymond.And now she discovers that he is the executor of the estate and the one to whom she must address financial requests for her son Jack.Sorting through the detritus of a life abruptly ended brings these characters in close proximity with one another, and then [...]

    2. This book has been in my to read box for a very long time, and what a pleasure to dive into a character driven novel where I can indulge in thoughts and motivations instead of a runaway plot Martha Garver s ex husband dies in a plane crash and she is horrified to learn that the executor of his estate, and the person who will be handling her son s trust fund is none other than Charlie Leveque, the conservative and insufferable attorney who represented her ex husband Raymond in their bitter divorc [...]

    3. While the story was predictable, this was a wonderful book to read I enjoyed every page One of Beth Gutcheon s better books.

    4. I don t know if I ve read her books before probably but I enjoyed this bookthoroughly She seems to excel at describing the foibles we all exhibit in relationships.

    5. 3.5 stars Incredibly well written characters They were so real It was a total soap opera, no real redeeming message, but I kept turning those pages.

    6. Like Martha, I could barely tolerate the notion of her ex husbands divorce lawyer who well and truly f ed up her life, hitting on her Like Martha, he won me over This was an interesting book to read in that I could potentially call this serious chic lit The prose was by no means heavy handed, but light, yet with substance If I were to become a writer, this light with substance I think is what I would strive for This is the very first time in a book with multiple character lives that I actually b [...]

    7. Persephone Books turned me on to Gutcheon with its re issue of Still Missing, so when Jen recommended this title, I kept an eye out for a copy at Powell s Gutcheon has a real talent for focusing on the domestic while also evoking a strong sense of time and place This time and place is New York City in the mid to late 1980s, which means OF COURSE that our heroine has to have a SoHo loft I m not complaining about Martha s loft, which is a realistic match for her character I m just envious of all t [...]

    8. This is pretty much exactly what one asks for in a not too serious contemporary novel The likeable characters are very genuine and the less likeable characters are interesting to observe I was quite eager to see how all their stories played out AND I have no finicky complaints about the prose, either A rarity I had continuing problems differentiating Phoebe and Sophie something about those names but that probably speaks to the speed at which I was reading because I really really wanted to see W [...]

    9. I know this book was published some time ago, but it s new to me and if you can t find it in print, go to your public library The characters and situations are so real, so engaging I like that they are people who fight their own shortcomings, that they re flawed and imperfect and that their lives are full and messy and complicated Things turn on small events like the flu or bad weather, just like in real life I really enjoyed this and am now going to read Ms Gutcheon s other books.

    10. Really 3 1 2 stars I loved Gutcheon s Leeway Cottage this year so I picked up this older novel of hers from 1991 It s interesting to see her growth as a writer I d compare this to a Rosamunde Pilcher or Maeve Binchy, except set in the US.This novel is a NYC family saga where several different story lines intersect with common characters It also offers a nice look at and reflection on parenting older teens An enjoyable read.

    11. Anyone in a relationship, trying to understand his or her relationship or undertaking a new one ought to read this one Unfortunately, many critiques have focused only on the love story aspect of this book instead of the intrapersonal relationships the author highlights Fast, easy, great read I would recommend it

    12. I had a difficult time getting through this book I read her Leeward Cottage was inspired to read any other books she wrote, but this story was confusing at best However, her characters are wonderful you care about them.

    13. Eminently readable and conversational It feels like a conversaion with your best friend, although some of the references are dated now tights and big sweatshirts poofy hair Satisfying, meandering, hadr to put down.

    14. A slight but enjoyable book with some sensitivity to the domestic lives of divorced men women teenaged children in NYC The characters were truly likable ones that I came to care about.

    15. The intertwined lives we lead and true love DIvorce, dath and true love Fast read, many characters.

    16. One of my all time favorites an emotional roller coaster type of story that you don t want to put down.

    17. Well written and insightful story about relationships, romantic and familial, blooming and disintegrating People are funny.Sweet and frustrating, just like relationships.

    18. About middle aged people with children falling in love and being torn apart by the complications in their lives Enjoyable, well written.

    19. If you ve been divorced, you ll relate to the characters in this novel Domestic Pleasures was a great fun diversion after I finished a violent, but well written thriller.

    20. As a Beth Gutcheon fan, I enjoy all her books This one was good, but not great Regardless, no one captures the small details of day to day life like this author.

    21. I hadn t read any books by Gutcheon in a number of years Her books remind me of Anne Tyler s books very character driven.

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