The Melting Season by Jami Attenberg

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From one of today's hottest novelists and author of the bestselling The Middlesteins -- a provocative story about friendship and self-discovery.

Catherine Madison left her small town in Nebraska after her husband deserted her. She's also left behind her most shameful secrets-of a family and a marriage that have plagued her with self-doubt. On the road, she's trying to become a new person. But running away from the past isn't as easy as she'd hoped. Her journey leads her to Las Vegas, where she forms surprising new friendships that compel her to reveal what she'd sworn she'd keep hidden, and teach her what human connection really means.


About Jami Attenberg

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Jami Attenberg is the author of a story collection, Instant Love, and two novels, The Kept Man and The Melting Season. She has contributed essays and criticism to The New York Times, Print, Nylon, Time Out New York, BookForum, Nerve, and many other publications. She lives in New York and is originally from Chicago.
Published January 12, 2010 by Riverhead. 302 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For Catherine Madison, stealing nearly $200,000 from her estranged husband Thomas was the easy part;

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In the end, though, Moonie fails to command the sort of empathy required to carry a novel centered around her struggle for personal growth.

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Armed with this new knowledge, she is finally emboldened to uncover the truth about her family, come to understand what destroyed her marriage, and prevent her troubled sister from repeating her mistakes.

Deeply compassionate and unflinchingly bold, The Melting Season is the story ...

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While much of the story hinges on understanding the twisted bond between Catherine, her young sister, and their mother (another damaged woman who spends her time sucking down beer and cigarettes), the ultimate explanation for their fraught relationship, which stems from a gruesome "bedtime story"...

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