Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger chronicles the divorce proceedings of Mayflower descendant Mia Meikeljohn from her husband, Dr. Daniel Durkheim.  The story, from being served divorce papers along with her entree during lunch at an exclusive restaurant, to the final decree almost a year later, is told entirely through the correspondence between Mia and those around her, including her attorney, Sophie, and other papers generated in the process of becoming unmarried.

The book is well written, with humor and keen insight into human motivations.  The characters are masterfully developed, each with his or her own voice and style of communication.  It took me a while to get used to the format, but I do think the format was effective and intelligent.

Bottom line: I didn't really care for the subject matter of this book, but it was well written and interesting.

I received this book for free from the publisher through Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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