Sunday, March 2, 2014

You Should Have Known-Jean Hanff Korelitz

You Should Have Known Jean Hanff Korelitz Grand Central, Mar 18 2014, $26.00 ISBN: 9781455599493 In New York, psychologist Grace Reinhart Sachs loves her life as she enjoys her working with her patients, and adores her pediatric physician husband Jonathan and their son Henry. Wanting nothing to change, Grace still lives in the same apartment she resided in as a child and sends Henry to her elementary school alma mater. Based on her therapy sessions with female patients in denial until slapped in the face with the truth, Grace takes a chance on a new project by writing You Should Have Known; a self-help book encouraging women to treat selecting a life partner with a lot more analysis than picking candy bars. Ironically when Grace met Jonathan, she knew at first sight he was her soul mate without any further thought. However, just before the release of her book, Jonathan vanishes as Grace’s perfect life implodes with a deadly scandal in which her paragon mate is at the center. You Should Have Known is an intriguing character study that looks deeply into a seemingly perfect family before, during and after “… the statue on the pedestal comes crumbling to the ground” (Blessed Is The Rain by Tony Romeo and Brooklyn Bridge). The insightful storyline focuses on the Admissions to herself by the successful therapist and wife-mother that she should have known while coping with the shattering of her loving idealistic fa├žade. Harriet Klausner

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