I have just received, for review from the publisher, The Lie by Fredrica Wagman. Funny thing is that I had recently signed up to win a copy of the book several weeks ago. Very cool. I would like to preview it here.
The Lie - A Novel
By Fredrica Wagman
Published by Zoland Books
April 2009; 978-1-58642-157-1
The book is a fairly thin little novel and would only take a bit to read. It has a lovely cover and some promising content inside. Here is what the publisher said about the book:
Ramona Smollens has a chance meeting on a park bench with an older man, Solomon Columbus. The two became lovers, and soon Ramona is leaving the home of her mother and recently deceased father for marriage and the trappings of adult life. She takes with her a dark family secret, the sort of secret one simply did not talk about, one that would stalk her as she matured into her role as wife and mother. Coming of age in 1950s America, Ramona gets her cues about a woman's role from the world around her, and about female sexuality from the silver screen. But when experience teaches her that Hollywood's ideal is in fact "the lie," truth and desire collide with a force that is deeply moving and unforgettable.
Fredrica Wagman is the author of six previous novels. She has four grown children and lives with her husband in New York City.
I get the feeling that there may be more to this book and after reading the first chapter I’m almost sure. Lets say its "strangely erotic” in a description……For more author information here is Fredrica Wagman’s website.
Review coming soon.
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