I love listening to podcasts. They are a great way to learn new skills and even find inspiration for content or stories. Another reason I love listening to podcasts is to find new books to read.
One of my all time favorite podcasts, Books on the Nightstand, finished the other year, but you can still listen to their back catalogue.
During the last few episodes, they interviewed some authors at a book conference and Lauren Fox was one of them. You can hear her talk about writing in this episode.
After listening to her talk about her practice and book, I knew I had to read it. Days of Awe sounded right up my street, and I love finding new authors to read.
Days of Awe by Lauren Fox
Only a year ago Isabel Moore was married, was the object of adoration for her ten-year-old daughter, and thought she knew everything about her best friend, Josie. But in one short year Isabel’s husband moved out; her daughter grew into a moody insomniac; and Josie–impulsive, funny, secretive Josie–was killed behind the wheel in a single-car accident that’s left a mess of unanswered questions in its wake.
Suddenly, the relationships that have always defined Isabel–wife, mother, best friend–are changing before her eyes. As Isabel struggles to understand who she really is, Lauren Fox brings us a daring book that explores marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love.
Divorce, death and parenting, such a great mix for a story.
When Isabel Moore loses her best friend, her world starts to crumble.
Her husband moves out and her near teen blames her for the upheaval they are all feeling. Add to this the grief she is feeling and the possibility of opening her heart to a new man, Lauren Fox has a very witty way of exploring these deep and sometimes dark areas of the human condition.
Laruen has a gift for storytelling, adding in little snippets of Issy’s past just when you need it. One such fact is where you find out about the reason Isabelle’s family moved to America in the fist place.
Exploring the topics of divorce, possible suicide and ill parents, Days of Awe could quite easily have been a dull and depressing read but Lauren’s wit and humor make these dark subjects interesting and a compelling read.
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (28 Jun. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307388271
- ISBN-13: 978-0307388278
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