Monday, June 24, 2013

The Blasphemy Box

I absolutely loved this book and read it in one night. This is the first time I have heard of this author and I certainly hope that it isn't the last!
This book was a gripping read of a realistic situation -  getting divorced and having to start over in many ways. I loved the main character so very much. I find that she was a person who I could identify with despite never having been divorced myself.
The entire cast of friends and family were enjoyable and I loved a lot of the dialogue and the turns of phrase. Truly one of my favorite books of this year and I just adore the cover art too!

Mandy Behbehani grew up and was educated in England. Her first short story was published when she was twelve and she has been scribbling away ever since, as a journalist and now a novelist. She holds a degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and, over her career, served as West Coast correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and W magazine, as an on-air reporter at KTVU-TV and, for a decade, as the fashion editor and features writer for the Hearst San Francisco Examiner where she won awards for feature writing. Her work has been published in a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Town & County magazine, the San Jose Mercury News and Travel & Leisure magazine.
She lives in California, and, when she's not in front of her computer, she can be found reading a good book, and hiking the open space that surrounds her home with her yellow Lab, Lalou.
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