SRQ Book Club: But You Seemed So Happy by Kimberly Harrington

Arts & Culture

Just as Kimberly Harrington fell in love with her husband of whom But You Seemed So Happy is largely based, I became enraptured with her lush writer’s voice. Not only does Kimberly perfectly capture a couple’s first homes, she also communicates the intimacy of a relationship in such a novel way, you feel like it’s the first love story you’ve ever read.

Happy accident or no, the book, as the subtitle “A Marriage in Pieces and Bits” indicates, details her study into what made the relationship disintegrate or was it simply written in the stars to devolve? Past the post-mortem, Kimberly also takes the reader through the beginnings of how to approach the savage modernity of re-start and online dating sites.

Anyone who’s been through a divorce, and according to recent stats is still roughly 40 to 50 percent of us, has surely racked his/her brain in the same way, as well as wondered if the finality of divorce was the ‘right’ decision. Kimberly does even better in that she combs with a self-deprecating scathing hindsight to reconcile whether she was the culprit of her marriage’s demise.

Such frank talk is refreshing and reassuring to those who have had similar, but unspoken thoughts.

But You Seemed So Happy is available October 5th at BookStore1 Sarasota and via their online stores at www.sarasotabooks.com.

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