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Crazy in love

by Rice, Luanne.

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Summary
In this acclaimed early novel New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice takes readers on an intensely moving journey through the intimate terrain of a rapturous marriage in sudden jeopardy--and follows one woman's courageous search to find her way when everything, even her heart, seems lost....Georgie Symonds didn't think anything could shake her perfect marriage. She and Nick were meant for each other, everyone said so, and their life on the Connecticut shore, among Georgie's close-knit family, is picture-perfect. But lately Nick has been consumed with his job on Wall Street, and Georgie finds herself plagued with suspicions too awful to contemplate. To distract herself, she plunges into her work with the Swift Observatory, examining the stories of people whose lives have been changed by unexpected tragedy. But it's when a handsome stranger arrives on her doorstep that Georgie learns firsthand that when your dreams are in danger of collapsing, it's time to create new ones....From the Paperback edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Georgie and Nick Symonds live on the Connecticut shore surrounded by her extended family. Georgie is madly in love with her husband, who commutes by seaplane to his high-powered job on Wall Street; she is very close to her charming family who gather weekly for lavish meals; and she runs the Swift Observatory, a research firm funded by a prestigious foundation. But her idyllic life-style is soon threatened on all fronts: her husband's hectic work schedule throws Georgie into a jealous pique; Grandmother's lovable eccentricities suddenly escalate into dangerous behavior. Georgie, however, ultimately weathers all changes with a buoyant resiliency. Novelist Laurie Colwin (Happy All the Time, Booklist 75:26 S 1 78) is a master at connoting urbane cheerfulness, which is very difficult to sustain; Luanne Rice is after the same kind of mood, and although her novel shows signs of strain, it makes pleasant reading. JW. [OCLC] 87-40612"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Georgie Swift Symonds is crazy in love with her Wall Street lawyer husband Nickso ``crazy'' in fact, that she has paranoic fantasies that he is unfaithful, and she hounds him with obsessive suspicions. And, she so cherishes her familyher pugnaciously senile grandmother Pem; her TV-celebrity mother Honora; her sister Clare, brother-in-law Donald and two nephewsthat she spends much of her time dreading any change or loss in their close intimacy. The three generations of women and the men who have married into the clan live in a family compound on the Sound in Connecticut. Though she is childless and nearly devoid of domestic responsibilities, Georgie doesn't want a job that will remove her from the family nest. She conceives of a project she dubs the Swift Observatory: interviewing people whose lives have been radically altered by sudden tragedy. But try as she might to avoid it, change does come to Georgie and her family in unpredictable ways. Rice (Angels All Over Town) conveys the delights and pains of loving relationships with verve and charm, and she charts Georgie's deepening maturation with a sure hand, mingling humor and poignancy. While readers may find Georgie's immersion in the hermetic family relationship a bit suffocating and cloying, Rice's skill with fluid dialogue and the appeal of her engaging characters more than compensate for this drawback. (August) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Lawyers' spouses Fiction
Possessiveness Fiction
Married women Fiction
Romance
Fiction
Connecticut Fiction.
Electronic books.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Random House Publishing Group2006
2006
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780553902259
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