Saturday, May 9, 2009

You're Not You

You're Not You: A Novel You're Not You: A Novel by Michelle Wildgen

My review
rating: 3 of 5 stars
I walked into this book not expecting anything. (Although I'm still confused what the cover means.) A well written book that goes through all five of the reader's senses.

Pub. Date: July 2007

Synopsis: Bec is adrift. It's the summer before her junior year in college. She's sleeping with a married professor, losing interest in her classes, and equivocating about her career. She takes a job caring for Kate, a thirty-six-year-old woman who has been immobilized by ALS.

As it turns out, before the disease Kate was a stylish and commanding woman, an advertising executive and an accomplished chef. Now, as she and Bec spend long days together, Bec begins to absorb Kate's sophistication and her sensuality, cooking for her, sharing her secrets, and gradually beginning to live her own life with a boldness informed by Kate's influence. The more intense her commitment to Kate, the further Bec strays from the complacency of her college life. And when Kate's marriage veers into dangerous territory, Bec will have to choose between the values of her old life and the allure of an entirely new one.

Recommended Reading:
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Songs Without Words by Ann Packer
Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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