Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What Kind of Party is That?


Red Velvet Cake!

Title: The Divorce Party
Author: Laura Dave
Publisher: Penguin Books- Viking Press
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Pages:246 (trade paperback)
On Sale:May 15, 2008

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A multi-generational story about what it means to share a life with someone, "The Divorce Party" presents two immensely appealing women: Gwyn, who is facing the end of her marriage, and Maggie, who is trying to navigate the beginning of hers.


Not an entirely new concept- throwing a party to celebrate the end of a marriage - more than one divorce has been celebrated with copious amounts of tequila and rakish Ex bashing. However, a couple throwing a party that would rival most wedding receptions to toast the years they had together and wish each other best in the future is something out the pages of a self-help book.

This enjoyable novel by Laura Dave uses such a celebration as the catalyst behind The Divorce Party told fromthe perspective of the parties hostess and her soon to be daughter-inlaw. As the parties final preparations are put in place for a perfect party it becomes clear that things are not as they seem and the party begins to unravel.

Another fantastic book you can recommend to just about anyone - and I've got one to give away!

I give The Divorce Party


for just a little more adult activity and themes than I want my daughter to read

To win your own copy of The Divorce Party leave me a comment on this post before 10 AM CST Monday August 31st and I'll draw a winner from the hat. One entry per person please.
Refer to the General Contest Rules for all details

In exchange for reading & reviewing this book I was provided a copy for my own library - and one to give away.


Chris said...

No need to enter me - but I will post about this Friday!

Guinifer said...

Well, since Chris is out of the running, maybe I'll actually win something!

Anonymous said...

I want to win! I want to win! And yes, red velvet cake makes me think of that "bleedin' armadillah" lol.

BeckyS said...

Sounds like a good read. Please enter me!

Keri said...

You know, I'm all about a good book. ;-)