Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Erich Segal - Man, Woman and Child

44. Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal (1980)
Length: 213 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 7 April 2014
Finished: 8 April 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 April 2001
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and Erich Segal is a new author for me.

In another unforgettable story of love by the author of Love Story comes the story of a father and the son he never knew...And a marriage that must withstand the greatest test of all.

Robert and Sheila Beckwith had everything: rewarding careers - Robert as a statistics professor and Sheila as an editor for a distinguished publishing house; two wonderful, precocious daughters - twelve-year-old Jessica and nine-year-old Paula - and a marriage that was almost...perfect. For there was one thing thing that Sheila didn't know - that while on a business trip to France a decade before, Bob had been unfaithful to her. It had only happened one time, and was never repeated...

However, what Bob never realized was that his brief affair had produced a son. Now a tragic accident - and one fateful phone call - will change Bob and Sheila Beckwith's life forever...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was incredibly poignant and compulsively readable - although, I must say that I found the ending both satisfactory - and decidedly unsatisfactory - all at once. I was absolutely enthralled by this story. In my opinion, this was truly an excellent book - I give it an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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