troubled marriage

Illumination Night

Illumination Night was my favorite book for a decade of my life. It and Josephine Humphrey's Dreams of Sleep are two stories I wish I had the talent to have written. I read both before I was married and now, after almost 35 years of marriage, their perspectives on the complexity of a partnered life ...

Ties That Bind

Some readers might disagree with me (and vehemently too), but I think that the fantasy of a divorced couple reconciling is an alluring one - under the right circumstances, of course. This is the primary storyline in Kathryn Shay’s Ties That Bind, and she makes a convincing argument for the possibi ...