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George and Lizzie

by Nancy Pearl

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl X
George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2017, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 2018, 288 pages

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George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.

One of my favorite aspects of college was meeting new people and hearing their personal histories. That was a time of life when we had both the time, and the inclination to share secrets and reflect on past decisions. Perhaps I'm simply nosy, but I'm genuinely interested in people's stories. George and Lizzie put me in mind of long lazy chats with friends—slightly circular, occasionally random, but always entertaining.

Written in short vignettes, this novel shares the ups and downs of the two title characters, but with a heavier focus on Lizzie. Amiable, optimistic George is crucial to the story as Lizzie's husband, but his experiences, needs, and desires are secondary to hers. Their marriage is somewhat lopsided as well. George is desperate to make Lizzie happy while she is certain she never will be—though she doesn't want him to give up trying.

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