April 27, 2010 at 12:16 pm , by mhickey2
Just finished reading an engaging new book that brings a whole different meaning to the term autobiography. Cars From a Marriage by New Jersey blogger Debra Galant is an entertaining story of a marriage told through the prism of various cars that the couple has driven over the years. The novel starts with a burgandy Mustang hatchback, which is what Ellis was driving when he first met Ivy, the daughter of…of course!…a car salesman. And the final chapter centers around a sporty red Chrysler convertible and all that that implies. In between, there are other cars—including a family-friendly station wagon—all of them…ahem…vehicles for an enjoyable tale of Ivy and Ellis’ relationship and the twists and turns it takes over life’s long road. Gimmicky? For sure! But the novel is both laugh-out-loud funny and a thoughtful portrait of the complexity of marriage. I highly recommend. Oh, and you should also check out the author’s fun facebook group where she’s invited her fans to share their own automobile adventures.
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