The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler is one of my favourite books. I have re-read it so many times that I actually had to buy another copy when I misplaced my original one.
It is a family saga about Pauline and Michael who marry during the fervour of WWII and the trials and tribulations of a couple who never quite seem to get the hang of marriage, and the fallout of their choices on their children and on themselves.
I am pulling this out to suggest as a wonderful summer read. It is great for at the beach or on an airplane or while camping. The story keeps me engaged every time and the characters remind me of people that I know. They even remind me of myself at times.
If you are looking for an easy summer read, I would highly suggest this one. It is only 342 pages and my version is the pocketbook one, so it’s easy to tote around.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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