The Forever Marriage (Hardcover)
Overlook Press, 9781590207215, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 14, 2012
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As she helps her three children grieve, she discovers, after a tryst with her most recent lover, that her own life may be in danger. Heremotions reeling, Carmen reflects on the fateful days of her youth that made her the person she has become: privileged suburban wife, unfaithful widow, mother of a child with Down syndrome, fierce friend. The Forever Marriage is at its heart a mystery, and the mystery is what, exactly, the nature of Carmen and Jobe's marriage might have been. Page-turning and irreverent, The Forever Marriage is a compelling examination of a relationship and of a woman facing up to her imperfect past. It meritscomparison to the best work of Anne Tyler, Elizabeth Berg, and Alice Sebold.
About the Author
Ann Bauer is author of a novel, "A Wild Ride up the Cupboards," and co-author of a culinary memoir, "Damn Good Food." Her essays have appeared in "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "Elle," "Redbook," and "The Sun." From 2006 to 2010, she was a regular contributor to "Salon." She lives in Minneapolis. Visit annBauer.com.