Sunday, February 20, 2011
Walking With Elephants
Suze Hall is finding out that she is at a crossroads in her life. This is not your average mid-life crisis either. Suze is married to Bob, who announces to her one day that he is taking a 6 month sabbatical from his job to head to Australia and conduct a research project.
Suze is confused until Bob tells her that he plans on going alone, and it's only 6 months. Her oldest son, Skip announces on the eve of Bob's departure that he plans on moving out to a dorm closer to his college class. Even though it's still local, another one is planning on leaving the nest.
Not to mention that just when she thinks nothing else can happen to rock her world, she finds out the publishing company where she works is being bought out, her boss forced into an early retirement and now her worst nemesis at work, Wanda, is being promoted to her new boss. When she doesn't think it can get much worse, she is assigned to promote art books in which she knows nothing about.
Fearing her latest boss is out to finally get her fired from the company for lack of competence in her job, Suze only confidants in the world are her crazy college friend Marcia who remains single and whose lifestyle Suze lives vicariously through on occasions and Elliot, her gay co-worker who lives for art and promises to help her keep her job and learn more about it.
The artist Elliots wants to introduce her to is the up and coming hottest artist on the scene David Braemer, her old college ex who is doing more than rekindling old college memories.
I received the novel Walking With Elephants by Karen S. Bell compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and could easily relate to a lot of the circumstances that are brought up in the book by the character of Suze in the way she feels she looks now in her mid forties waking up first thing and looking in the mirror, to comments made about her weight by her husband and kids in an off handed manor, to wondering if this six months without her husband will be a good thing for her after all. Without giving it away this book offers you a virtual vacation in the way Suze decides to handle this crossroads, physic connection to the cosmos or not.
This book is available in paperback format. I highly recommend this book at a 4.5 star rating out of 5. This is definitely something most women in their forties can relate to with a smile and much laughter.
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