The Intermission

The Intermission Have you ever had a secret so gut wrenching you couldn t share it with anyone not even the person who shares your bed Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have someth

  • Title: The Intermission
  • Author: Elyssa Friedland
  • ISBN: 9780399586866
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Have you ever had a secret so gut wrenching you couldn t share it with anyone, not even the person who shares your bed Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly happy marriage, posing the question how much do we really know and how much should we want to know aHave you ever had a secret so gut wrenching you couldn t share it with anyone, not even the person who shares your bed Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly happy marriage, posing the question how much do we really know and how much should we want to know about the people we love the most After six years of marriage, the unshakeable confidence Cass felt on her wedding day is decidedly gone Jonathan, on the other hand, is still smitten with Cass It s true that the personality quirks he once found charming in his wife her complexity, her high standards, her refusal to clean the dishes are beginning to grate But for him, these are minor challenges in an otherwise healthy relationship So it comes as a complete shock to Jonathan when Cass suddenly requests a marital intermission a six month separation during which they ll figure out if the comfortable life they ve built together is, in fact, the one they both want After Cass and Jonathan devise an absurd and jet lag inducing plan to swap custody of their beloved dog every thirty days, they decide that aside from their monthly canine exchange the intermission will be a time for self reflection and not a time for talking But, as the months pass, Cass and Jonathan begin to see that the very worst of their problems are rooted in just these kinds of calc

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    • Well paced narrative filled with secrets and heightened drama, but with little to no serious consequences, whichever way the drama is resolved I have a hard time with entitled couples he because he was born rich, she because she thinks the world owes her something because she is beautiful and had a hard childhood who are disappointed when their fairytale marriage turns out to be just like any other marriage sometimes work, sometimes dull, sometimes unfulfilling Would make a good beach read for t [...]


    • Reminiscent of Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan this book came to me a perfect time I had been reading a lot of thrillers and needed a genre switch This book was a delight Cass and Jonathan appear to have a prefect marriage or at the very least they don t seem to have any real problems, but one day Cass tells Jonathan she needs a break from the marriage,an intermission, to be apart and re evaluate after six months Jonathan is thrown for a loop, but lets Cass go How well do we know [...]


    • From the beginning, I did not like either of the main characters Cass wife, Jon athan , husband And, to be honest, they didn t seem to like each other, or themselves, much either This fact, though, makes the story pretty relatable and quick moving In any relationship, you reach of a point of complacency and sometimes it s hard to see your way out of that Someone people look at this as a good thing, some as a bad For Cass and Jonathan, they viewed this as a bad and worked their way to figure them [...]


    • publication date 6 3 18 Writing 4 Characters 4 Plot 4An intriguing exploration of the interior spaces of a marriage Cass and Jonathan Coyne have been married ostensibly happily for five years And yet just as they are about to start a family, Cass suggests a six month intermission in which to step back and decide whether or not they belong together The alternating chapters between their two voices are full of penetrating observations about themselves, their relationship, and their feelings about [...]


    • 3 1 5 stars for this quick read After 5 years of marriage Cass asks for an Intermission from Her marriage to Jonathan Marriage is hard, but these 2 seem so not ready for it Secrets before going in and secrets in the marriage I really could not relate to either and couldn t root for either But, it s a fast paced read, great for beach, or snowy winter day I received an ARC from Greats Thoughts Reading Ninja Team All opinions are my own.


    • The Intermission takes a look at a marriage 5 years old and answers the question how well do you really know your spouse Cass and Jonathan met in college, only to be reunited by fate his words in NYC years after graduation But was it really fate Cass comes to Jonathan and asks for an Intermission in their marriage six months And the book tells a her story, his story chapter by chapter Cass has secrets, and we learn later so does Jonathan, some I didn t see coming, and it was nice to see they wer [...]


    • As a woman, I found myself SO committed to the main character Cass I found her extremely relatable even though her logic wasn t always conventional She s human, she has insecurities, she s unsure about her future She s scared for her future The author highlighted Cass characteristics in a tasteful way that was not too overbearing.


    • I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher Have you ever had a secret so gut wrenching you couldn t share it with anyone, not even the person who shares your bed Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly happy marriage, posing the question how much do we really know and how much should we want to know about the [...]


    • Does marriage get boring Do we find flaws in our spouses Do we always handle tragedies well INTERMISSION tells the story of an extremely likable couple who have us cheering for them to get past the inevitable disappointments that go with marriage Friedland has crafted the novel about the Coynes, Jonathan and Cass, and how they dealt with life s imperfections Their plan was a 6 month intermission to make decisions about their future Of course, life goes on piling crisis after crisis on the two du [...]


    • I received an advance review copy of this book from the Great Thought s Ninja Review Team All opinions are my own.This book had me hooked from start to finish I loved going back and forth to understand each side of the relationship between Cass and Jonathan I believe everyone can relate to them in some point of their lives You learn how guilt from the past can destroy your future How important communication in a marriage is and in the end you will learn what s truly important to you and to your [...]


    • Thank you to the author, the publisher, and the Great Thought s Ninja Review Team for a free ARC of this book All opinions are my own.


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