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Skipping a Beat
by Sarah Pekkanen


Overview - From the author of the acclaimed The Opposite of Me , a poignant, witty novel about marriage, forgiveness, and the choices that give shape--and limits--to our lives.

What would you do if your husband suddenly wanted to rewrite all of the rules of your relationship?  Read more...


 
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Overview
From the author of the acclaimed The Opposite of Me, a poignant, witty novel about marriage, forgiveness, and the choices that give shape--and limits--to our lives.

What would you do if your husband suddenly wanted to rewrite all of the rules of your relationship? This is the question at the heart of Skipping a Beat, Pekkanen's thought-provoking second book.

From the outside, Julia and Michael seem to have it all. Both products of difficult childhoods in rural West Virginia - where they were simply Julie and Mike - they become high school sweethearts and fall in love. Shortly after graduation, they flee their small town to start afresh. Now thirty-somethings, they are living a rarified life in their multi-million-dollar, Washington D.C. home. Julia is a highly sought-after party planner, while Michael has just sold his wildly successful flavored water company for $70 million.

But one day, Michael collapses in his office. Four minutes and eight seconds after his cardiac arrest, a portable defibrillator jump-starts his heart. But in those lost minutes he becomes a different man. Money is meaningless to him - and he wants to give it all away. Julia, who sees bits of her life reflected in scenes from the world's great operas, is now facing with a choice she never anticipated. Should she should walk away from the man she once adored - but who truthfully became a stranger to her long before this pronouncement - or give in to her husband's pleas for a second chance and a promise of a poorer but happier life?

As wry and engaging as her debut, but with quiet depth and newfound maturity, Skipping a Beat is an unforgettable portrait of a marriage whose glamorous surface belies the complications and betrayals beneath.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781451609820
  • ISBN-10: 1451609825
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Publish Date: February 2011
  • Page Count: 327
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 5.31 x 0.99 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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