Thursday, November 17, 2011
The newest Blogher Book Club selection is Sea Change by Jeremy Page. I have to tell you this novel is like nothing I've read before. The plot is really original and the book was captivating. I'll give you the gist of the book but first wanted to mention that it deals with the death of a child, so that may be hard for some to read, some parts were quite emotional.
Judy and Guy were happily married with a little girl. When the little girl was four years old she died in an accident and Judy and Guy's marriage couldn't survive. They separated two months after their daughter's death. Grief stricken, Guy turns to the sea on a voyage to deal with his emotions. On this journey he writes a diary of what their lives might have been like had the accident not happened, he was still with his wife and they were exploring America as a family. It's not as idyllic as you would think, there are some dark moments. Guy says that he is writing the diary to "write a future" for his daughter. Throughout the novel you are split between his two lives, the one he is living and the one he is writing. It's such a unique and honest look at grief and moving forward in life.
If you would like to know more about this book, check out the Blogher Book Club Page for Sea Changes. Join the discussion of you've read this book. We will be discussing this book for a while so you have time to read it and join in.