My Ex-life

My Ex-life

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"David Hedges is having an unusual midlife crisis. His boyfriend, Soren, has left him for an older man. His job is exasperating. As his life reaches new lows, his weight reaches new highs. Across the country, Julie Fiske isn't having a much better time herself. Carol, the woman (younger, of course) that Henry, her second husband, left her for, is downright likable--more likeable than Henry was. Her sullen teen daughter adamantly refuses to apply to college. Henry lays down an ultimatum--if Mandy doesn't start applying to college, she's going to come live with him and Carol. And then Mandy surprises Henry, and stuns Julie, by saying she's been working with David Hedges, Mom's first husband from long ago. It's a lie, but a good one, and, Julie thinks, not a bad idea. So when Julie calls David up out of the blue and asks if he'll help Mandy, he says of course. And when Mandy tells David he should come visit them and stay in one of their B&B rooms, he surprises everyone, including himself, by accepting. Soon David and Julie are living together and in many ways pick up exactly where they left off. But while the chemistry between them is still there, and they can finish each other's sentences, there's one conversation they never finished that is unavoidable"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Flatiron Books, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781250122438
Characteristics: 324 pages ;,25 cm.

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Hillsboro_StephanieC Dec 19, 2018

The perfect kind of domestic fiction -- about relationships, life, family, mistakes, friendship -- that doesn't get written enough, and certainly doesn't get the attention (or affection) it deserves. An absolutely lovely story.

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redtayres
Oct 06, 2018

Though this felt like a very forgettable, easy to read novel there were a few things that resonated with me as very real and relevant to my own life. As a result, I enjoyed it and would be interested in reading more by this author.

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happygirl16
Sep 02, 2018

I loved this book. It's the first Stephen McCauley I have read, and it's inspired me to check out others. I thought the characters were believable and lovable. It had a nice pace with a lot of ups and downs and wondering how it would all turn out.

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