Apologies for being a bit late with this post, I know we’re well into February and I know this book club choice is late. The truth is, I needed a copy of the book to take a photo of it and I was waiting for it to come in at the library. When that went on a bit longer than I thought, I ordered a copy online. And guess what? They both came in at the same time. I know.
Anyway, the book is Us by David Nicholls.
This is not a new book, it was published in 2015, but it’s a goodie. It’s about a couple whose marriage is in crisis, the wife wants to leave and the husband wants her to stay. They go on a final family holiday, at the end of which, the wife says she will announce their divorce, and the husband uses the holiday as a chance to win her back.
The narrative flits between past and present and it explores all the things you would expect in a novel like this: relationship dynamics, romance, road trip action combined with memories of the past.
Primarily, this book is about marriage and family relationships and I think there will be a lot to talk about in terms of real life marriage compared to the ‘happily ever after’ version that’s often sold.
It’s also about what it means for all involved when a relationship is in turmoil. I suspect it’ll be heart warming, tear jerking and ultimately make you think about your own relationships.
Perfect for Valentines month, don’t you think? 🙂